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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: November 8, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

    Good news for Obama at last

    Deaglán de Bréadún

    After a rocky few months, at last a positive political development for US President Barack Obama with the approval of his healthcare legislation by the House of Representatives. Read this report that surfaced in my mailbox.


     Outlook is healthier for Barack and Michelle (Photograph by Cyril Byrne)


    Those of us who admire the US in many ways – not always including foreign policy – have long regretted the absence of a proper health system that was available to the ordinary citizen (not that our own is without its defects of course!)

    No doubt there are flaws and failings in the current proposals but they are a significant move in the right direction and therefore much to be welcomed. Getting the plan through the Senate won’t be easy but Obama seems to have a better chance of succeeding where Bill and Hillary Clinton tried and failed.

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