The Senate passed health care reform by a 60-39 margin shortly after 7 a.m. today.
While passage of this legislation continues the momentum for health care reform, the Senate bill itself doesnâ€™t live up to the kind of reform we need. The bill has many positive features, but it falls short in three key areas:
â€¢ It is paid for by a tax on working familiesâ€™ health benefits.
â€¢ It fails to provide a public health insurance option, which would control costs by giving insurance companies real competition.
â€¢ It does not do enough to make sure employers are living up to their responsibility.