The signing into law of the new health care reform package has all the earmarks of a historic victory in more ways than one.
Bravo to the health care activists who are cranking out the phone calls and participating in rallies across the country to say "finish reform right," despite stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill.
The current struggle for health care reform gives us a concrete glimpse of the contours, dynamics and complexities of the issue.
The people are not buying the false notion that so-called "free market" is the answer to all their problems.
All Americans deserve health care. Private insurance companies are not getting the job done. Solving this serious national problem is a legitimate function of government. It requires a public solution.