Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She reportedly worked behind the scenes real hard to make it happen. This woman is not to be underestimated. The passage of this bill means there's a lot of work to be done. With 30+ million people granted access to health care within the next four years, there's the issue of building more hospitals, patients practicing preventive care, medical schools graduating more doctors, taxes and the list goes on. We're living in historic times. On one hand, it seems like we're moving forward. But with SOME teabaggers shouting racial and homophobic obscenities at legislators, I question how far we have moved.
Moving on...Madame Speaker Pelosi has a lot to celebrate. She turns 70 on Friday.