President Barack Obama, in an Op Ed in today’s New York Times, says health care reform will become a reality and predicts a legislative package will pass Congress soon.
"And over the past few weeks, much of the media attention has been focused on the loudest voices," the President writes. "What we haven’t heard are the voices of the millions upon millions of Americans who quietly struggle every day with a system that often works better for the health-insurance companies than it does for them."
Obama said 14,000 Americans lose their health insurance every day.
"Premiums will continue to skyrocket," he writes. "Our deficit will continue to grow. And insurance companies will continue to profit by discriminating against sick people. That is not a future I want for my children, or for yours. And that is not a future I want for the United States of America."