Health reform: How’s it playing in Mass?

A run down on some of the local reaction to the passage of the health reform bill.

WBUR reports that is won’t change much for consumers here.

The Globe predicts a “blistering repeal campaign.”

The Herald quotes “stratagists” from the Scott Brown camp saying health reform will sink the Democrats in November. And, they are going to help.

As for Brown himself,  The Globe reports that our new senator didn’t seem quite sure how to react.

Rachel Maddow had Barney Frank on to talk about reform – and about protesters calling him a “fag.” Frank looked profoundly exhausted.

Mass Health Care for All has a video response from regular folk.

Harvard docs Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein  signed on to a statement from the Physicians for a National Health Plan. The group fought hard for a single-payer approach.

As much as we would like to join the celebration of the House’s passage of the health bill last night, in good conscience we cannot. We take no comfort in seeing aspirin dispensed for the treatment of cancer.

Instead of eliminating the root of the problem – the profit-driven, private health insurance industry – this costly new legislation will enrich and further entrench these firms. The bill would require millions of Americans to buy private insurers’ defective products, and turn over to them vast amounts of public money.

And, from the “ladyliberty1045” of the Mass Tea Party Patriots:

Sad day for American with thisRadical HCR being passed. But, WE THE PEOPLE, will not forget come this Nov. Let’s stand strong and VOTE THEM OUT in Nov. We the People will have the last word!!

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