Blog | Monday, March 21, 2011

QD: News Every Day--Happy 1st birthday, health care reform


First Birthday by reserved by Arthur40A via Flickr/Creative Commons licenseHealth care reform survived its first year despite a painful birthing process, contentious lawsuits and attempts to de-fund its main provisions. Wednesday marks the day that President Obama signed the But the next year won't be much easier:
--people don't know what to call it, or whether it's helped them personally,
--proponents continue to prop it up using bogus statistics,
--more than half of small business owners don't know about tax credits that offset mandated insurance plans, and nearly two-thirds don't know about state-regulated insurance markets.

And the predictions continue that health care reform won't survive its infancy. But the bill's supporters are praying for its success.