Anyone still wondering whether health care reform is a good idea should head over to the Forum where crowds of people are waiting to receive free treatment from volunteer doctors, dentists and optometrists. Folks started arriving before 3 a.m. (dental appointments went fast). From the LAT:
Officials with Remote Area Medical began communicating on Twitter before 4 a.m. with regular alerts:
"As of 3:30 a.m. p.t. all 1,500 tickets hav bn distributed to patients on first day of RAMLA. Police turning away lines of cars tryng to entr."
"Crowds orderly waiting entry as numbers called. Heard one patient cry 'Haleluia!' upon entering."
"Starting to dawn. Those who didn't get number r invited to return next 7 days. Those leaving are silent."
A similar event was recently held in Virginia and an NPR reporter on hand said he had never felt so privileged to have good health care coverage. Many of us feel the same way. I have to believe that in the end the angry and the foolish (like the guy in the above clip) will give way to what's right. At least I want to believe...