The House passed the Senate’s Christmas Eve health care reform bill. Here are three afterwords I recommend: FDL because it’s a interesting (although lopsided) summary; McArdle because I share her fear (and - in my case and I think hers - anger) about process; and Douthat because he’s writing about possible outcomes. As terrifying as this bill and the process used to pass it are, it’s not everyone who gets to be alive and paying attention at the beginning of an undertaking that’s going dominate the political (and probably economic and possibly social) landscape for years to come. It will be fascinating to watch this unfold.
On what the bill does and doesn’t do: FireDogLake - Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill
On the politics: Megan McArdle - The Future After Health Care
On outcomes: Ross Douthat - Show Time for Health Care
On process, I strongly recommend a couple of posts from Deafening Silence, one written before and one written after passage of the bill:
You Just Lost Me, Mr. President. For Good. - Written before
Morning in the Brave New World - Written after
I also recommend Megan McArdle’s chat from yesterday.