The health care reform bill that passed the House of Representatives last night has taken a lot of fire, largely over things unrelated to the actual policy it enacts. Now that it’s passed, the papers are doing legitimate policy analysis on what the bill does, not on the process that led to its passage.
What was clear to be before passage is now even clearer: This is a very good bill, if one with a lot of room for improvement. People’s lives will be made better because of this bill, starting almost immediately (well, six months from now). The New York Times has a great chart on it that’s worth looking over. So does the L.A. Times and the Washington Post.