March 21st, 2010

sparrow

Holy Smokes

It's odd being able to *watch* the House pass the Senate's bill on Health reform on TV.

Wow. So... yeah, both the Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the same bill on health reform, though the House added another bill to amend what got through the Senate. Rather than trying to change the original bill and have to send it *back* through both bodies again, it was deemed easier to just pass it as the Senate passed it and do a bill of reconciliation, so that the Senate can just debate the changes, rather than pulling the whole thing apart again.

I'm impressed at how quickly this has gone as a whole. I know there's so many people disgusted with how slow it is compared to their time scales, but... I for one am impressed that it only took this long for so many powerful people to get enough agreement to do something for what might well be the common good.