It passed--with some last minute finagling.
The next few weeks are going to be interesting. This will only get uglier. This is the flashpoint--the moment when, looking back, many will say we turned the corner and found ourselves falling off a cliff. They will be wrong though--we turned that corner two centuries ago. This is just a particularly large boulder we've hit on the way down.
Atrocities like ObamaCare are symptoms, kids. Symptoms of a larger cultural disease. Do not act surprised when this culture practices what it preaches (no matter how convoluted the preaching). Our intellectual and political leaders, our teachers and parents, have been telling us for our whole lives that altruism is the good, that sacrifice is the moral, that the misery of others is a Sword of Damocles hanging over your head by a thread to be cut by the faintest whimper of their discomfort.
Get your armor on. The line is drawn. It has been drawn for centuries. The battle only got a little bloodier.