Congress and President Obama did a great job in passing health care reform. But the big winners are the American people.
The reform will rein in insurance company abuses such as denying coverage to sick people.The reform will cover 31 million more Americans and will give tax breaks to small businesses to provide coverage. The bill will reduce the federal deficit by $130 billion over the next 10 years and it will extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by 9 years. The only people who will have to pay more taxes under this reform are those making more than $200,000 per year.
They can afford it. They got the big tax cuts under President Bush and the Republicans and now is their time to help the rest of us.