Sunday, September 6, 2009

An Enormous Advance

From Nicholas Lemann's short piece about Ted Kennedy and the current health care reform debate:

If a health-care bill passes this fall, it will be full of compromises: departures from liberal ideals, and fudges about how much it will cost. But anybody who stops fighting for it now is going to spend years repenting. As long as Congress passes, and Obama signs, a law that embodies the principle of universal, government-guaranteed coverage, the country will have achieved an enormous, and previously elusive, advance.

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