I have said that President Obama is going down in history as one of our great presidents.
One of the primary reasons I believe this is because when he signed the Affordable Care Act, or as his detractors would have it, "ObamaCare", he at long last guaranteed that health care in this country is a right and not a privilege. It will be viewed as a pivotal moment in our country's history.
(Of course President Obama got a whole lot of help from the toughest politician in Washington - our own Nancy Pelosi. But I digress.)
No matter how loud the Republicans and their trainers in the Tea Party scream bloody murder, the country will never go back to the pre-Obama system of administering health care.
While the Affordable Care Act fell far short of what I wanted, it is a major first step in making health care accessible to all Americans.
(Just for the record, I wanted the bill to include what was referred to as the public option. That would have really loosened the grip that the health insurance industry has around Americans wallets. )
As this is a blog, I won't expound on my opinion much beyond saying that President Obama has changed the way Americans are going to think about their right to health care forever, and the funny thing about it is that a large portion of them don't even realize it yet.