Two years ago this week, I went into shock only to discover that I had a brain tumor. This tumor which was a cyst, kept fluids from draining from my brain, causing a great deal of bleeding. After spending time in ICU and under going seven hours of brain surgery, I was back in great health. The cyst did not contain cancer. This of course was far more serious than when I tore my knee up as a poor college student without health insurance. I am still making payments on that. The difference of course is that I can now afford health insurance, whereas before I could not nor could my parents; I think about the millions that cannot still. I am sad when I hear that Americans do not favor what is clearly a revolutionary decision.
I am proud of each Congressman that voted for this. You put the good of the many ahead of the good of the few. Thus, I am sad to say that you will most likely get voted out of office by those that have health insurance. My parents, who are uninsured, thank you. I thank you. Millions of Americans thank you.
Nancy Pelosi stated it well tonight when she said “health care is a right, not a privilege.”