Monday, March 22, 2010

Of Health Care Reform and Icelandic Volcanos

After a year of nasty, bitter, partisan wrangling thinly disguised as principled discussion and debate, the House of Representatives has passed and sent to President Obama's desk HR 4872 - the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 - a bill which overhauls the nation's health care system. Every Republican in the House voted against the bill, along with 34 Democrats. I believe the most recent available text of the bill can be found here, in case you want to read more than 2000 pages of dense and utterly incomprehensible legalese that will deeply affect your life. Don't worry if you don't want to read it. I'm sure nobody in Congress has, either.

In other news, a dormant volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier (say that three times fast!) has erupted, spewing huge amounts of hot gas and mud in all directions.

Why am I reminded of the Congressional health care reform debate?

Just a thought for a rainy Monday.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down...

Bandit said...


Mike said...

I think the volcanos are the first sign of the end of days. The health care bill is the second sign.