health care passes and the result will be: 1. companies with more than 50 employees will be required by law to provide health insurance. With the crappy economy, that is going to put even more small businesses out of business. 2. All people will now be required to have health coverage or be subject to hefty fines. For those that are out of work or struggling with lower paying jobs, how are they going to afford it. The "free" health care that was promised is not what is going to happen. In reality, that "free" coverage will cost lower income folks several hundred dollars per month. 3. The gov will be in control of how health care is administered though. So for older americans, now the gov decides whether you really should get medical care. Are you in your 60s and need a hip replacement? Sorry, that isn't a good use of funds so just take pain meds and get your free wheelchair. 4. And how are we going to pay for the hundreds of billions the bill will cost? I will let you figure that one out. They say it will be funded primarily by cutting waste in programs like medicare and medicade (See #3). Reality is bigger gov means more taxes. The positive here is this will be what might actually cause voters to take notice. I think it is time to take government of the people and by the people back. NO more lifetime politicians!