Once upon a time, there was a bad bill called the Affordable Care Act. Then, as if the whims of fate and Gods of bad legislation weren't laughing hard enough already, this bad bill was put through the meat grinder of partisan hatred and agenda driven gotcha politics.
When said bill emerged beaten, bloody and looking a little less than it entered, despite the enormous growth in pages? We were told we had to pass it
to learn what was in it.....and watched those same arrogant law makers make jokes and great fun of calls to actually read the law they were passing
for generations to be held to. Such humor they found in the mere idea of READING what they were elected to understand before casting their precious
vote. I'm still disgusted by the whole show.
The end result of this scary tale? The ACA, which never was all that good to begin with, emerged almost entirely stripped of what good it HAD been
ready to do in the limited ways it still could. Now, we're left with almost all of the bad it started with, almost none of the good (coverage for all
or close to it) and a growing state of legislative civil war between states outlawing the ACA and Obama just determined with all he has to push it
over the top of 330 million people.
If nothing else, the fight this brings will be a time of history being made we'll all be able to live through and see up close. I'm not sure that's