For the last year we have witnessed President Obama reform health care. My facebook feed shows President Obama’s status indicating that he has made progress in forwarding his healthcare agenda for the American people. Today the president spoke with the congress and reiterated what we’re all thinking, “everything there is to say about healthcare has been said and just about everyone has said it. So now it is finally time to reform healthcare and so that it works…”
Hopefully President Obama’s recent 10-year, 950 billion dollar proposal, which incorporates both the democratic and republican views will help further the healthcare reform process. The president has also hinted at “reconciliation” for the congress as well as calling for an “up-or-down” vote. This basically enables the voting process to be more clean cut and final. Instead of voting on a related procedural maneuver, the congress will be voting yes or no on the matter at hand.
It is about time some progress is made, and this process is pushed. Americans who are in favor of the reform are growing weary and incredulous, whereas Americans who veto the reform are becoming anxious and disgruntled. The rest of us are just confused with what is going on, and are unsure of the entire situation. When are we going to get some answers? Will this reform benefit us? If so, will it further alienate the one class system from the next?