In an N&O article, Sen. Kay Hagan says, "I think people have to get their heads around this, that we can't continue where we are right now …We're in a window of opportunity right now, and it's time for health care reform in our country."
The window of opportunity Sen. Hagan refers to might be quickly shrinking for the Democrats in Washington. The House bill was passed by an astonishingly slim margin – Democrats loosing 39 votes in the process. Change is beginning but not in the way Democrats envisioned last November. Republicans swept the gubernatorial elections in 2 key states NJ, and VA. And what if the 2010 Congressional election was held today? According to a Gallup poll registered voters prefer Republicans for the House 48% to 44% – a marked shift since the health care debate took center stage earlier this summer.
In North Carolina 53% of voters are opposed to the type of health care reform Congress is currently discussing.
The American public has demonstrated their disapproval – the Senate would do well to listen.