The Associated Press is reporting the House of Representatives just passed the health care reform bill. Too bad the plan is so absolutely bad, it hardly seems to matter at this point. The House leadership abandoned plans yesterday, to hold a vote on Congressman Anthony Weiner's single-payer bill, and Dennis Kucinich removed his amendment to allow states the option to create their own single-payer system. This might be just as well, since the vote on both these amendments was more for show than anything else.
For more perspective into just how horribly flawed the Democrats' health care plan is, check out Bruce A. Dixon's latest blog, on Black Agenda Report. BAR has followed the health care debate (can you even call it a debate?) more extensively than any other online news site.