While many of the rights established by Congress' passage of health care legislation will get phased in over time, young people who will vote in November's critical midterm elections will actually begin to benefit from some provisions now.
A recent Pew poll showed that youth still leans Democratic, but the party's margin is slipping, and young Democrats' enthusiasm level is lower than that of their Republican counterparts. What can be done?
Ultimately, I believe that the policy priorities of the Obama administration will ensure that young supporters remain active in any way they can. We're impatient for change, and we will continue our advocacy no matter how many pundits continue to write us off.
As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.
Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration, so DoSomething.org asked young people whether they think President Obama "made the grade" during his first year in office. Their responses garnered some interesting results.