Jul 5, 2012

Good Points

Borrowed from Alasscan

Hope you are all enjoying! JULY 4th - INDEPENDENCE DAY
Here are a few tidbits I thought about today:

The Declaration of Independence was created June–July 1776 Ratified July 4, 1776
(about a month, just try that now)

The Constitutional Convention started May 25, 1787  (did you know not everyone that was supposed to be there bothered to show up?)

The Constitution was signed September 17, 1787
(less than four months from Convention to signing, wow!)

The Affordable Care Act was a concept that FDR tried during his administration, it was called the Wagner National Health Act of 1939.

In 1943, it became the very famous Wagner-Murray- Dingell Bill. The bill called for compulsory national health insurance and a payroll tax.

When Truman took office he changed the bill somewhat because he wanted universal healthcare for all (1945).

We all remember Hillary Clinton's efforts to introduce and pass Health Care in 1993.

Now, here it is 2012.

The Affordable Care Act was  introduced by President Obama Feb 2009, worked its way through the House and Senate and was signed by President Obama March 2010 (over a year) and was deemed Constitutional July 2012

So....for those of you saying it was rushed or pushed, it took apprx 28,000 days before a Health Care Act was enacted, whereas the Constitution took about 116 and the Declaration Of Independence less than 30.

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