A sweeping bill overhauling the U.S. medical system goes to President Obama’s desk on Monday to be signed into law.
The House of Representatives passed the measure late Sunday, delivering a historic victory to Obama, who had made it his No. 1 domestic priority.
The bill passed in a 219-212 vote after more than a year of bitter partisan debate. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats.
It’s projected to cost $940 billion, so we can expect much, much more, and everyone will be required to get insurance or pay a fine of $750 or two percent of their income, whichever’s greater. You can click through to the CNN piece for further disastrous details; I don’t think I need comment for you all to understand how unfortunate this is.Published in