In an exclusive interview with VOA, Dr. Ali Riaz spoke about the implications, ramifications, and impact of the health care bill that the House of the Representatives of the United States passed late Sunday by a vote of 219 to 212.
Dr. Ali Riaz gave his thoughts about the significance of this health care bill that President Barack Obama will be signing into law soon. This is the biggest reform of the United States health care system in four decades. He spoke about the absence of Republican votes and the decision not to have the central government spend money on abortion. He discussed how the democratic party has dealt with this bill and how it has impacted the politics of the United States along with the future of the American people.
Dr. Ali Riaz is a Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at Illinois State University.