Lost In The Noise of HCR
In the raucous, noisy, bloody lie-filled Health Care war we just won, a huge and immediate benefit that Republicans didn't want you to even know about—and the media never told you about—is the Bernie Sander's Amendment. America's only elected declared socialist, quietly inserted provisions that, in and of themselves, are a massive change we can believe in.
What is it? Merely $14 billion a year to finally operate up to 10,000 community health centers across the country.
A $10 billion investment in community health centers, expected to go to $14 billion when Congress completes work on health care reform legislation, was included in a final series of changes to the Senate bill unveiled today. The provision, which would provide primary care for 25 million more Americans, was requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Please retweet this, so everyone knows of this huge win of America—and President Obama?
When You Watch The Bill Signed Today
Live stream: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
Just think about how huge a change this is for millions of Americans. And this is why this bill is so important. It's not perfect, but it has completely changed the game. It's not public health care yet, but it certainly will be a major stepping-stone toward it. And that, of course, is why conservatives tried so hard to kill it. They failed.
So you see, this is change you can believe in. It proves that, yes, in fact, we can.
- The Sanders Amendment — Ezra Klein
- Sanders Amendment — Press Release from Senator Sanders.