“Obama’s health bill is a very conservative piece of legislation, building on a Republican rather than a New Deal foundation,” explains Robert Reich. “Ronald Reagan … picked up where Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover left off.”
“But Reagan’s view of government as the problem is increasingly at odds with a nation whose system of health care relies on large for-profit entities designed to make money rather than improve health; whose economy is dependent on global capital and on global corporations and financial institutions with no particular loyalty to America; and much of whose fuel comes from unstable and dangerous areas of the world. Under these conditions, government is the only entity that can look out for our interests.”
From “The Final Health Care Vote and What it Really Means,” by Robert Reich.
If you need confirmation that this bill is a gift to corporations, health care stocks jumped after the vote.
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