Healthcare reform has focussed on the Senate bill these past few months. But as we know, there is another important legislative body: the House.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveild the House Democrat health care reform bill today.
And what's the insta-reaction from the conservosphere? "OMG. It's 1990 pages long! That's a mega-mega-bureaucracy! Like Hitler!"
Okay, first of all, if you are talking about comprehensive reform of the health care system in this country — and Dems are — then of course it is going to be a "big bill". You can't accomplish real change by nipping at the edges of an issue.
The other thing: if you actually look at the bill, you'll instantly see that it is printed in double-space, with margins actually bigger than the text itself. Only about 150 words per page. This post alone would be about two pages!
UPDATE: One thing to like about the Pelosi bill (so far) — it outlaws "domestic violence" as a pre-existing condition to deny coverage. A short summary is here.