The House’s passage of the House Healthcare Reform Bill just barely squeaked through — 220 to 215. A nice event and a victory for Barack Obama, but the bill will be watered down (and possibly even gutted) by its opponents in the Senate.

What happened last night is certainly better than nothing, but all we’re likely to get at the end of the road is a de-balled version of the Swiss health care system. A “vigorous” public option will never get approval from the Senate. The footprints of cowards, eternal disrepute, etc,