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  • Convince Me Obama!
    March 22, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Convince me, President Obama, that you weren't lying when you said that you wanted bi-partisanship. Convince me despite the fact that you are going to sign a bill which was unanimously disapproved of by Republicans (and, more importantly, most of the American People).

    Convince me, President Obama, that you really wanted transparency and accountability, as you said during your campaign, despite the fact that you are about to sign a bill that was formed in back-rooms, was almost impossible for the public to access, was not discussed openly on c-span as you promised, and which HAD to be voted upon before congress could have a break and find out what America really thought of the bill. Convince me of the fact that this bill, which won't take effect for years, really needed to be voted on before I could tell MY representatives what I thought of it. Convince me that you didn't lie when you said things would be better if I voted for you.

    Convince me, Mr. President, that Representative Joe Wilson's outburst claiming "you lie!" was more disrespectful of your office than the fact that he was telling the truth.

  • aaron
    March 22, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    Really disappointing to see the DN regurgitating AP propaganda.

    bring back FREEDOM!

  • Dictatorship of the 534
    March 22, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    This bill is not approved by a large amjority of the people in the United States. It is approved by a majority of practically none of the 50 states, and yet our so-called representatives have thought it for our best good to ram Obamacare down our throuts by bribery, extortion, unethical arm twisting and about every kind of manipulation possible. This type of action will not be rewarded come November. Yes, I know Obama will veto any bill that attempts to overthrow his plan. Good thing the plan doesn't go into effect right away. By the time this pan become operational in the US Obama will be history along with nearly all of his crony supporters in the U.S. Congress. This is the most outrageous legislative process ever in the history of this great nation. I'm confident it will be eventually changed to a program more compatible with the will of the people. There are all kinds of dictatorships and none of them last. Thank God for that.

  • @Texan
    March 22, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    Speak for yourself.
    The bill's "unpopularity" was a result of not satisfying what either side wanted. Democrats wanted more and Republicans wanted less. Congress, as a result, ended up with a moderate bill. Democrats are relieved at least this passed. The govt. did not "overthrow" the people. They worked out a compromise that a majority could vote for. That is all.

    We didn't want the Bush tax cuts--yet they were "shoved down our throats." We didn't want the Iraq War--yet Bush invaded. We didn't want Medicare part D without the ability to negotiate drug prices, yet it was "shoved down our throats." This is not new, this, apparently is how our govt. works now. We have become too polarized. How can our leaders compromise and negotiate when one side is demonizing the other side and lying about what the legislation contains?
    This isn't "govt." healthcare. This is private healthcare with some govt. regulation.

    Republicans had NO plan to insure those who are currently uninsured. NONE. The idea that Republicans don't want to pay for the lazy welfare cheaters is ludicrous BECAUSE WE ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR THEM.

  • Texan
    March 22, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    This is not a day to be celebrated, whether you wanted this bill, or not.
    The government just said to us, through this one bill, that it doesn't matter what the majority of the people want for our country. They have decided for us. Do you think all those who voted "yes” will be on government health care? Do you think the government has a right to tell us what we will have to buy and use?
    This is an outrage! For every American! Whether you wanted health care or not! The Government overthrew the people! So please, quit condoning this act of treachery, even if you want this bill.
    The government that was once for the people and by the people has just been sacrificed by those who are supposed to uphold the Constitution. You may have wanted this bill to pass, but what about the next one that makes another decision for us or the next one that is passed without the American people's approval. This is a new kind of battlefield and EVERY American should step forward to defend one of our most sacred, God given, liberties: choice and accountability.

  • hwalk
    March 22, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    But what in the world does this bill? I really, really don't care about the politics. I care about how the bill will affect my life and the life of my family. I have yet to find anything but vague summaries.

  • the truth
    March 22, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    The ONLY thing BI-partisan about this bill was the opposition.

    so what does that tell you?

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    We'll see about that. Things like this rarely stay in the form they were passed. Only time will tell.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 5:00 p.m.


    Thank you Democrats and Obama for the Action and passing the finish line! MANY

    Republican'ts kill success by starting over and using the publics money to do it. A race is not finished by restarting over all the time! Success comes by finishing the race.

    As a result people can stay on their Family plans no matter what age they are!

  • Salem
    March 22, 2010 4:38 p.m.

    When in the world is this so-called President going to stay in D.C. and do what he was elected to do rather than run around the country campaigning! No wonder so many people have had their fill of him! Stay home, Mr. Obama and deal with far more serious issues such as unemployment! Oh well, Nancy Pelosi will take care of it. She's the pre-existing condition in the White House...she's the one who is really in charge!!!!!

  • @Thinker
    March 22, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    You are correct. This is not the United Order or anything even close to it.

    What this is:
    Limited regulation of the private insurance industry.
    Allows individuals who don't have health insurance from their employer to group together so they can get better rates and better plans. (these are the people who are currently experiencing 25%-75% increases in their rates).
    Do you have employer based insurance? Yes? Then you will likely see nothing different.

  • Wo unto you!
    March 22, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    The tax payer is subsidizing the insane wind energy and everybody thinks it's great. Why not health care?

  • @Thinker
    March 22, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    You have the choice to view this program any way you want. Nobody is taking over your free agency. You can even choose to not pay taxes, yet there are consequences for that choice. Choices are not without consequences.

    Why do you think the United Order failed?

    People weren't willing/able to live it.
    Why not?

  • Thinker
    March 22, 2010 4:09 p.m.

    @ Anonymous 3:42
    Ousted, eh? Non-participants would be allowed to live in the community but without the benefits of participation. They would be left to provide totally for themselves, however being "ousted" is not the way is is organized. It is not a "closed commune" as your statement implies. Do your homework! Your erroneous statement still does not validate the comparison.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 3:42 p.m.

    " If one were to choose not to participate, that would be the end of it."

    And the end of them living around those who practiced the UO. They lived in a community (commune) and would oust anyone who did not live it.

    Read man, read!

  • Thinker
    March 22, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    This mess is NOT the united order nor is it any close facsimile. The united order is totally VOLUNTARY. If one were to choose not to participate, that would be the end of it. This is nothing more than government mandated slavery, with FINES for non-participation! It appears to me that you don't adequately understand either of them. Equating this piece of crap legislation with the united order is like comparing peaches and crab apples.

  • Thinker
    March 22, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    "Render unto god that which is God's. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars..."
    Government charity has nothing to do with the pure love of Christ. It has top do with votes and power. It's very sad that you have fallen into the libspeak pit on this one.
    And yes , I do love my fellow man. However, when this goes into effect and the taxes start ripping into my living expenses, caring for my family is going to trump the thousands I VOLUNTARILY donate every year toward charity. I suppose, in your mind, the passage of this bill should assauge any guilt I may have for not donating. Unfortunately, it is not the case because I do take that very seriously. Fortunately, my donated time should not be affected by this....at least not right away.

  • Hey Thinker
    March 22, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    Ever hear of the united order? Where you get only what you NEED and the rest goes to others. If you are not ready to hep others less fortunate than yourself then you certainly aren't ready for the Savior to come back again.

    You call yourself a thinker, think about that.

  • Re: BYU alum | 2:06 p.m.
    March 22, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    "thank goodness obama is willing to fight insurance companies and stand with us"

    You can not seriously believe this tripe. Who owns the big insurance companies? What about the big pharmacutical companies?

    The fiegned harsh words about insurance companies were nothing more than drama in a scripted play, and you bought front row tickets.

    There is not one CEO of the big insurance companies who would not mind getting some tough words thrown at them while knowing that they are going to be making money and paying off politicians as usual.

    Follow the money. Follow the money. Follow the money.

    You want your insurance and health care needs managed and dictated to you by the same entity that runs/manages AMTRACK, USPS, MEDICIAD, FANNY MAY and FREDDIE MAC? When have these entities not been running in the red and when have they not been breadkig grounds for fraud,greed and corruption.

  • Re: Deep Breath, People
    March 22, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    "Can you imagine not having Medicare, or Social Security"

    To ignore how the social security trust fund has been used and abused by corrupt polticians eversince it was instituted is akin to a person with perfect vision looking wide eyed into the noonday sun and saying it is pitch black dark as night outside.

    To ignore the at least 50 billion by congresses own figures of fraud and waste in MEDICIAD Today, is just as ironic.

    The Federal goverment has never been held accountable to the people for the way it has mismanaged and outright stole from the social security fund ever since it was created.

    Given your comment, you have no problem with enslaving the current generation, the upcoming generation, and yet unborn generations with debt from the moment they are born to support socialist programs.

    You need to study how the communists and other totalitarian regeims predicted the downfall of our great republic. We would be come more like them increment by increment.

  • @Thinker
    March 22, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    Where in the scriputures does it say we should evaluate who is "willing" or "unable" before we help them? And where does it say govt. should not institute programs to help people? And, in fact, it is the poor who donate the MOST to charity as a percentage of income, according to Bureau of Labor statistics. Do you not think their are "cheaters" who use the LDS welfare system? Yet, is the Church abolishing the welfare system? NO. I would refer you to Mosiah 4:22, Alma 5:55 It is also taught your substance is not YOURS it is GOD'S. And God taught "charity" is the pure love of Christ. John 15:12 "love one another as I have loved you." Love is a verb--requiring action.

    The military could also be another example of failed govt. Are you also in support of abolishing the military?

    "Being fired for not having healthcare"?

    What are you talking about?

  • Lina
    March 22, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    ENTITLEMENT continues! Why work when the government/Uncle Sam can take care of you? Oh, yeah, I have to work so I can pay taxes to pay for the entitlement. Keep providing for everyone and your "subjects" will remain on the dole and never be elevated to something better or bigger.

    When is the CBO coming up with the real cost of this? How can it reduce the deficit when everything have been counted twice! Nice math, President Obama!

    Why wasn't the Congress forced to be on the same plan as us commoners? So dealing and wheeling did the job, not the Obama effect, huh!

  • BYU alum
    March 22, 2010 2:06 p.m.

    It's a great day in America.

    Extending health care to 30 million americans and reducing costs for everyone else? Preventing insurance companies from cutting your coverage after you get sick? Preventing them from denying you coverage for your pre-existing condition? etc etc. yes yes and yes.

    thank goodness obama is willing to fight insurance companies and stand with us.

  • Bets anyone?
    March 22, 2010 2:00 p.m.

    Starting with Obama and Biden along with all of there relevatn advisors and on to every member of the Senate and the House of representatives, how many have actually read this bill before voting to aprove it?

    From Obam and Biden and every sentator to the freshmen members of the house, they all should have to pass a detailed competency exam on all of the details of this bill before they sould be allowed to vote on it.

    Now lets see if Obama gets caught in another lie. When does the five days of public review begin before you Obama sign this affront to the 10th Ammendment

  • To Anon 12:59
    March 22, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    I have an idea for the first participant in the extermination plan...you can be second.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 1:32 p.m.

    @ Anonymous:
    Being Christlike has nothing to do with government programs. You would know this if you really studied your scriptures. Being Christlike involves VOLUNTARY giving and helping of the poor and needy, not government theft to support the masses who REFUSE to work because they already know that government handouts will sustain tehm at a higher level than those of us trying to scrape by and survive without them.

  • Deep Breath, People
    March 22, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    When Medicare was passed in the early 60's, people said the same things they are saying now. It was the end of the world, Socialism, the end of our nation, our freedoms, no more apple pie, no 4th of July, only Borscht and calling each other Kammerad! Now many decades have passed since these acts have been implemented. Can you imagine not having Medicare, or Social Security!! There used to be horror stories about the elderly eating dog food to survive back then. Those with disabilities had no chance, there just wasn't a safety net for anyone, other than the rich. So now we are on the verge of implementing a national Health Insurance for the entire nation. We hear the same nonsense from the same type of people. Spaeking as a small business owner, I am grateful for affordable health care...everyone just needs to calm down a bit...

  • Morally Bankrupt
    March 22, 2010 1:31 p.m.

    No matter how they dress it up as feigning concern for the poor and uninsured, this is really all about a big power grab by Washington liberals. They want to control everything; education, transportation, food, climate, the press, even our thoughts if they could. This will take health care down to lowest common denominator, and take your and my freedoms away!! How do we ever get it back?

    Our country is already broke! We're 12 TRILLION in debt right now. This is trillions more!! Tax increases in this bill break Obama's promise to not tax the "middle class" but there are at least 22 middle class tax and fee increases in this bill.

    The fall of the empire is becuase of the Entitlement Mentality pushed by some of the commenters on this forum.

    You don't have the "right" to health care any more than you have a "right" to food or clothing. Everyone must provide for themselves. Government's role is to ensure opportunity; not equality of results! There is NO free lunch. And it's worst of all to compel others to subsidize irresponsibility.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder
    March 22, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    Re: CougarKeith | 12:18 p.m. March 22, 2010
    As a CONSERVATIVE, let me stress some of the "GOOD". There are a couple of good things in this bill, a couple, that's about it. Not being able to be dropped for getting "Sick" such as cancer, that's good! Keeping health care if you lose you're job, that's good, however you can already do that if you pay the premium, what's the problem there? So there are a couple good things in it. Republicans and Conservatives all agree, we need health care reform, but this is THE WRONG WAY TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!

    First off if it's the wrong way to do it then why was it not done (the right way) in the past 18 years?.

    Out of 400 million American's in the US, how many out there have insufficient capital at their finget tips that can't afford to buy healthcare, and, it's also ok then for the rich to pay extra to cover these people to in my conservative book.

  • Thinker
    March 22, 2010 1:26 p.m.

    WE are no longer the government. WE are being treated as subjects to the all--knowing, all-powerful obama (not capitalized due to lack of respect) and his liberal-socialist cronies in washington.
    You talk about the scope of the problem and I agree it's a problem. However, since when has the government been able to manage anything effectively?
    Medicare, Medicaide.....Bankrupt
    Postal service .........Bankrupt
    With that kind of track record I certainly don't want them in charge of anything concerning my health care!
    This answer from congress is like a band-aid on a severed limb and a mop to clean up the blood. It doesn't fix the problem, but gives the appearance of doing something. In the end, the patient still bleeds to death.
    And while you are going back to answer my original question which you so deftly ignored, you know, the one about providing the scriptural references, maybe you can explain how fining someone for not having health insurance is the right thing to do.

  • slgs5
    March 22, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    Will some journalist, somewhere, please do some real journalism, and actually discuss, the meaning of the healthcare bill? What is it trying to do, what is it going to prevent, or create? How is going to affect individuals, and individuals rights? I have yet to see anyone talk about these types of issues. Only complaining and whining about Obama, or Bush, or Beck or whatever. Not once have I read about the implications to the American People. Why do we not hell and scream about the actual COSTS of care, rather then what type of care? Why does a band aid cost 20 dollars at the hospital, and 20 cents at the store? Why can't we decrease litigation? HEALTH CARE, health care, health care is all we hear, with not one person trying to help explain what that actually is.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 12:59 p.m.

    Our constitution was written in secret behind closed doors. Isn't it inspired? Let's return to state's right when governors like guvnor Boggs could sign extermination orders.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 12:55 p.m.

    I don't understand all you moaners and complainers....

    Why do you speak up about "government health care spending" and not the billions of dollars the government actually wastes. We have spent trillions on Iraq...but we can't spend some on our own people! That doesn't makes any sense.

    This will actually help children, older people and thousands of people who live on minimum wage or have conditions that insurance companies refused to cover.

    You talk about hard working people and what is in it for them....the sad thing is, it is that very sentiment will be the down fall of this great empire, just like all the other mighty empires that have fallen due to corruption and greed, and the notion what is in it for me!!!

    This bill is trying to correct the corruption and greed in the current Health care system. If the drug and insurance companies were not so greedy and corrupt we wouldn't be needing this legislation.

    While it is not perfect, it is a start in the right direction.

    If you can't find in the scriptures where it says we need to be Christlike, God help you!

  • Bennet Ads
    March 22, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    I keep seeing Bennett ads on this site.

    Please attend your caucus meetings Tuesday night and make sure he does not have the Republican Party's support.

    Bennett is part of the problem. He fails to exercise any oversight while on the banking committee and then votes to empty the public treasury to bailout. VOTE HIM OUT!!

  • Pedro
    March 22, 2010 12:53 p.m.

    I find it amazing how our country has allowed the politicians to take away our right to poor health. They have subverted the constitutional process and the American way by passing this socialist legislation. I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 12:52 p.m.

    "....he now needs to go "sell it to the reluctant American people" "American is a proper noun in English. English may be your second language.

    In America we go forth and sell ideas in a free market of ideas. Obama sold his idea.

  • @Thinker
    March 22, 2010 12:48 p.m.

    you: "I have searched and searched but have been able to find nothing in the scriptures that states that the government should TAKE money form the hard-working people and GIVE it to those unable or UNWILLING to work after taking it's cut"

    WE are the govt. Many of us believe, with the abundance we have in America, that we should create a society where people can live with a certain basic dignity--ie healthcare if you get sick. Right, the sick can visit the ER. But that isn't a cost effective way to provide healthcare. And, it isn't JUST the poor anymore who are going without healthcare insurance, it is becoming a bigger problem for the middle class as well.
    Are Republicans ready to close the door to the uninsured--let them die on the streets?

    We've had many, many years of experience with free-market healthcare and it isn't working. Time for govt. to provide some regulation to protect Americans. Just as the USDA protects us (imperfectly) from tainted meat and chesse. Nobody called those agencies "socialism" did they?

  • Neo-communism
    March 22, 2010 12:45 p.m.

    Obama's comments about the Government for the people and by the people are solemn mockery both of the words themeselves as well as to the Great President Lincoln who wrote them.

    Secret behind doors deals-not by, for or of the people

    Outright purchasing of votes-not by, for, or of the people

    Infringing on State's Rights-not by, for or of the people.

    What took place was by the party, for the party and of the party anad that party platform is being based upon neo-communism.

    The will of the people was ignored and the representative goverment that our founding fathers spilled their blood to establish was set aside for the adenda of the rich elites who own Obama and dictate his every move.

  • Boiling Over
    March 22, 2010 12:43 p.m.

    Our government is not a democracy or even a republic - it is a dictatorship.

    Since when can politicians ignore 2/3rds of Americans and do whatever they want. We ask for fiscal restraint and we get spending. We ask for no more bailouts and we get new unfunded, compulsory welfare programs. Now my taxes are going to increase 10% and for what? To pay to insure a bunch of people who don't want insurance?

    Interesting point - whites pay nearly all the taxes and blacks/hispanics get all the benefits. This is like reverse slavery. Looks like Obama is taking his reparations without ever calling it reparations.

    I'm glad Utah has to guts to stand and fight the bloated Federal Government. I hope more than just 10 states challenge the legality of forcing Americans to purchase something they don't want. This whole system infuriating.


  • Regular Citizen
    March 22, 2010 12:41 p.m.

    So I read the most I can about this bill. If they are allowing us to have our non dependents until 26, everybody has to have insurance or they will pay fines, and no gap for the coverage, my only question is ..... (drums)

    Does this bill set limits for the premiums? Right now I am paying about $500 per month to have a decent health insurance. With these new regulations, it looks to me that the insurance companies will revise their premium fees and then charge us to cover these extra "features" created by the government. If that so, please Obama, don't help me out! And I honestly don't believe the so called tax credits. Either way, that's less money in my paycheck and at the end of the fiscal year, I never see it coming back!

  • Re: Brother Chuck Schroeder
    March 22, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    The Supreme Court has every right to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare legislation just like any other law passed by Congress. The funadmental issue here is States Rights, and your comments above illustrate not only your ignorance, but also your refusal to consider the constitutionality of Obamacare.

    The States have every right to bring this matter to Court

  • Gene_J
    March 22, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    I am very proud of the “Party of NO” and all the levelheaded Democrats who voted no on this national disgrace. Kudos and THANK YOU! A lot of lipstick was put on this pig and you saw through it. Electoral death to all who supported this.

  • DA
    March 22, 2010 12:23 p.m.

    I find it interesting that Obama says "We proved that this government – a government of the people and by the people – still works for the people." and now that he has what he want's he now needs to go "sell it to the reluctant american people" in short obama wants to tell us what we want sounds a little bit to much like communism to me.

  • CougarKeith
    March 22, 2010 12:18 p.m.

    As a CONSERVATIVE, let me stress some of the "GOOD". There are a couple of good things in this bill, a couple, that's about it. Not being able to be dropped for getting "Sick" such as cancer, that's good! Keeping health care if you lose you're job, that's good, however you can already do that if you pay the premium, what's the problem there? So there are a couple good things in it. The COST, NEW TAXES, EXTRA TAXES, GROWING THE DEFICIT, FORCING YOU TO BUY HEALTH CARE, This is BAD!!! Republicans and Conservatives all agree, we need health care reform, but this is THE WRONG WAY TO DO IT!!!!!!!!! Costs will GO UP! This will COST JOBS, not create jobs, use you're head! I collect social security disability, yet I believe Social Security needs to be PHASED OUT! I think it was the Democrat John F. Kennedy who said, "Ask not, what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country!" What ever happened to that great "Democratic Party" Idea? Now it's What will the government give me for free! There is no free LUNCH!

  • Pull Barry
    March 22, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    You libs are so funny. You think you have my mindset defined so well. I would gladly give up SS, just give me back my 15% and let me make my own plans for retirement. I would gladly give up Medicare, just let me take care of myself. And I will gladly give up ANY govt program you are so willing to give thanks for. It is obvious to me and any right-thinking American, who is the provider and who is the receiver in this country. You would do well to change your license plate to read "TX4ALL" You seem to forget just who or what 'government' is. It's me and you, not Washington. Well, I guess it's me. And no, you're NOT welcome!

  • Obama be careful
    March 22, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    The President should be careful where he travels. He should stick to friendly communities. I think he is underestimating the feelings he and his cronies have generated.

  • important dates
    March 22, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    Sept 11th
    Cec 7th
    March 21st
    all days that will live in infamy...all days when a group of self righteous fanatics brought great harm on the heads of innocent Americans, all for the glory of their cause. Sadly, Obama's minions will die suffering from third world health care while singing his praises, rather than admit their greivous error.

  • Thinker
    March 22, 2010 11:54 a.m.

    @right direction, but not perfect
    I have searched and searched but have been able to find nothing in the scriptures that states that the government should TAKE money form the hard-working people and GIVE it to those unable or UNWILLING to work after taking it's cut.
    Please explain to me how government forced "charity" is the same as my own VOLUNTARY charity. And while you're at it, since you like to bring Christ into this, I'd like to know where the scriptures are that justify all this government-sponsored charity over private charity.

  • Time
    March 22, 2010 11:53 a.m.

    Populism is the appeal to government, a single voice of the people, to counterbalance the influence of big business who are able over time to tilt the rules in their favor. This bill doesn't replace private health care or create a government health care system (nice try I believe in free enterprise), it doesn't cover illegal aliens, pay for abortions or spend trillions (940 billion, nice try right direction).

    How can the "moral majority" and their religious convictions turn their back on those who are less fortunate? How can they so easily look away when those without health insurance live shorter lives? What kind of nation are we when we hoard our own little fortune and turn a blind eye to the plight of others in defense of large insurance giants?

    I am just one person, but my vote will go against those who voted as the party of no.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    You'll be saying in 10 years: "don't take way my benefits", just like you do now for Social Security and Medicaire.

  • For all you Republicans that
    March 22, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    think the GOP will just take over in November and change the law just remember:

    OBAMA WILL VETO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just like Bush did when the Democrats had control of the house and senate before.

    See how things work when you have the house, sentate and the Presidency!

    USA USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!

  • Henry Drummond
    March 22, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    This is a great day for America.

    It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2010 11:16 a.m.

    The Lord is shining down on our country with the passage and signing. Praise God!

  • I believe in free enterprise
    March 22, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    Do you honestly believe that government is more efficient than the private sector? You are truly ignorant to believe that. Everybody complains about government red-tape. How is this different? This bill only creates more a burden for the youth for worse quality health care.

    I am a Christian as well, and I want everybody to be insured also. We should providing incentives for people to get health care (ie improve the economy by limiting government influence). Government is always the worst option. The framers of our constitution understood this. This is what makes America unique compared to socialized nations. This is why American is the "city upon the hill." Do we really want to be like those countries? Canadians complain about their health care, and many come to the US for health care.

  • Right Direction? Bah!!
    March 22, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    Bribery, corruption, behind closed doors drafting, strong-arming, pervaracating--- is a step in the right direction? Bad process, unconstitutional process -- is a step in the right direction? Spending trillions we don't have -- when Medicare and Medicaid are ALREADY BROKE is right direction? Covering illegal immigrants, paying for abortions (executive order is a ruse and doesn't prohibit them) is step in the right direction? No, of the 1500 pages, about 30 are bi-partisan. Pre-existing conditions, is about it. This is odious. It stinks. this is no way to run a Congress or a nation. To twist the rules, bribery, etc. is just wrong. Throw the Dems out!!!!

  • right direction, but not perfect
    March 22, 2010 10:03 a.m.

    It may not be perfect, but it's a step in the right direction.

    Medical help should be a human right and I believe that Christ would want this - Give of your riches to aid the poor - when did He ever turn someone away because they had a pre-existing condition or couldn't afford His services? This is more Christ like than capitalism and I fully support it (even if I'm despised in this state for it).

    I'd rather my taxes go for someones health and well being than for prolong the war, or carrying out death row executions, or paying politicians egregious wages.

  • David Correct
    March 22, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    Right! The GOP will be bragging how they made the bill

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder
    March 22, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    Now that was a sight to be seen, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters after a closed door House Democratic Caucus meeting as the House prepares to vote on health care reform, she was also surrounded by Congress walking to the steps to as the Tea Party yelled out (giggles) well you know, nasty thing's. And if I told them to you, DN would say they are found to be abusive, offensive, off-topic, misrepresentative, so I won't. While the hyperboiler's shout that they must throw out the Democrats and replace them with the right kind of Republicans conservatives who actually are conservative, they ignore the people, that's what costed the White House in 2008 and Congress also. And where did it get them?, the transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.

    We know Utah to sue over healthcare bill - but ani't that called Jusicial Activist Judges, and passing law's from The Bench?. Just like the ACLU does to?. Is Utah then all liberal?.