Today's unveiling of the House health care bill represents a decisive milestone reached in the fight to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
The new bill "covers 96 percent of all Americans, and it puts affordable coverage in reach for millions of uninsured and underinsured families, lowering health care costs for all of us," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she addressed the crowd of Democratic leaders and health care advocates gathered on the west steps of the capitol Thursday morning.
The bill also ensures responsibility from employers by making sure they pay their fair share and accountability from insurance companies so that they can no longer deny insurance to individuals with pre-existing conditions. Not too shabby.
If you're looking for a little light reading, you can now review all 1990 pages of the bill yourself as it is up online.