Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.
Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law our landmark universal health care reform. The 24/7 news cycle left little time to provide historical context, but it was a milestone a century in the making. One day a vote for health reform will be remembered the same way as a vote for the Civil Rights Act.