Now playing everywhere: Congress has given final approval to the health care bill, which would provide for medical care for the millions in America who do not currently have access to insurance.
Democrats hailed the vote as historic, comparable to the establishment of Medicare and Social Security and a long overdue step forward in social justice. “This is the civil rights act of the 21st century,” said Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the No. 3 Democrat in the House.
Episcopal Public Policy Network urged continued dialogue and momentum of the bill back in January.
We cannot afford to let this historic opportunity to restore the health and wholeness of families struggling to afford and access critical health care services pass us by. Turning back now will only lead to too many more years of denied care, higher numbers of uninsured, increasing health care costs, and lack of access to needed care.