This morning Barack Obama will sign the Senate version of health care reform into law. The Senate will immediately take up the reconciliation fixes and unless something very unlikely happens that too will become law within a week. We did not get everything we asked for, but when has that ever happened? The Democrats got a taste of victory. Health care still got its most significant update since LBJ was President. If it has any political instincts the party will act like a winner and run on making the system even better.
Take a minute to thank Representatives in conservative districts who took the biggest political risk in supporting this bill before Bart Stupak made it “safe”. This list is based on reader suggestions so there will certainly be names that you agree with more than others. Feel free to to use our link to donate a la carte if you do not feel like rewarding everyone.
Two updates worth mentioning: based on reader suggestions, we added Baron Hill (D-IN) and Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) to the list this morning. Also, please consider giving a little extra to Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) as an F-you to whoever kicked in the glass door of her Tucson office.