Specter on health care passage

The Republican-turned-Democrat makes a historical analogy in his praise of this morning’s vote.

“The Senate took a historic step today in seeing to it that quality health care becomes a right in America and not a privilege.  While I would have preferred inclusion of a public option, this bill may be improved in conference and is a significant step forward for incremental reform.  It took the initial steps of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964 to set the stage for the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. That precedent could be followed by future healthcare legislation.

About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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