Sunday 8 November 2009

Some good(ish) news from America

I was so happy to see on the front page of The Guardian this morning, that the House of Reps in the US finally passed Obama's Healthcare bill. Still needs to go through the Senate, but a promising start.

I honestly don't understand why anyone would be against universal healthcare. I would find it amusing if it wasn't so worrying that so many in the US appear to be against it. Or rather, the right-wing neo-cons and media have managed to make it appear like lots of Americans are against it. Their 'taking away our freedoms' and 'reds under the bed' mantra tried to make universal health care sound evil (as evil as onions?). Call it what they like, giving everyone access to health care is a GOOD THING.

I'm not sure what I think of Obama at times, but he gets brownie points from me for continuing to push for universal health care.