Okay, the term is back to “health insurance reform.” “Health care reform” I would guess refers to treatment not payments. What I’m hearing from the outcome of the bill the President will sign is consumer protection reforms for health insurance purchases by employers, employees, and seniors purchasing medications. [I guess this is a “bye-bye” signal to the public option in the short term at least.] Then why not put the health care insurance oversight under a similar watch that’s being proposed for the banks? After all, most of the complaining recently seems to be more about costs over care. Maybe I’m making silly. Though the President outlines some of the immediate benefits of the health insurance reform package, I think it’s still important for people to know what will be in the final bill and when each “reform” will be implemented. Complacency is the enemy of a healthy democracy.

CATHERINE E. F. BIDEN (1917 – 2010)

“My mother’s creed is the American creed: No one is better than you. You are everyone’s equal, and everyone is equal to you.”
–Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Vice President of the United States

Sympathies to the Biden family on the death of Mrs. Catherine E. F. Biden, mother of the Vice President. Mrs. Biden was 92 years old. She died Friday. In 2008 I was in the hall when then Senator Joe Biden, Jr. accepted the VP nomination slot in Denver. Catherine Biden was there and I’m sure a very proud mom.