There appears to be a log jam in congress regarding health care reform. The President wants a bill next month. The congress wants to go on vacation. Meanwhile, there are still 47 million people without health care.
People are dying and losing their jobs. There is a ground level experience that the law makers are missing in the equation, and perhaps they don't care. People without insurance are powerless in general.
The insurance lobby and the pharmaceutical industry has tremendous power. Inaction is a good thing. Nothing happens is good for business. The question is: Who profits the most in the health care industry?
In all likelihood, we may not get health care reform. However, the 47 million number may be reduced by 10%. People will continue to lose their jobs and die. We can hope for the best, or we too can lobby and demand results.