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From Jonathan Cohn:
This is not "a mansion," [Harkin] explained. It's a "starter home" -- with a solid foundation, a strong roof, and room for expansion.
A lot has been said about the flaws of the Senate health care bill, in this blog among other places. And that is because the flaws are many. From the protection against out-of-pocket costs, which could stand to be stronger, to the implementation timeline, which could stand to be quicker, it's easy to find things in this bill that could be better. [...]
But it shouldn't take away from what a huge accomplishment this is. As [Sen. Chris Dodd] reminded people in his remarks, this measure is going to make life better not just for millions, but tens of millions of people. Those without insurance will get it; those with it will have guarantees of financial security they never had before. The government will begin creating an infrastructure for making our health care system focus on better quality care, even as it tries to make the system less expensive.
And that's not the end of the story. There will be opportunities to improve this law even after it becomes law. Social Security evolved that way. Medicare too. Health care reform can too.
No, this legislation is not everything it could be. But Harkin is right: It's also not everything it will be.