Sanità. Il New York Times sulla riforma dalle “storiche proporzioni” voluta da Obama

Pubblicato il 22 Marzo 2010 14:09 | Ultimo aggiornamento: 22 Marzo 2010 14:09

Con 219 voti a favore e 212 contrari la riforma sanitaria di Barack Obama è diventata legge.  Un voto storico, dopo mesi di battaglie, quello ottenuto dal presidente americano per un pugno di voti, grazie ad un accordo con i democratici anti-abortisti. Il “New York Times” dedica al fiore all’occhiello di Obama il suo editoriale di oggi dal titolo “Health Care Reform, at Last”:

«The process was wrenching, and tainted to the 11th hour by narrow political obstructionism, but the year-long struggle over health care reform came to an end on Sunday night with a triumph for countless Americans who have been victimized or neglected by their dysfunctional health care system. Barack Obama put his presidency on the line for an accomplishment of historic proportions.

The bill, which was approved by the Senate in December and by the House on Sunday, represents a national commitment to reform the worst elements of the current system. It will provide coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans, prevent the worst insurance company abuses, and begin to wrestle with relentlessly rising costs — while slightly reducing future deficits». []