In March of this year, the United States finally took a step toward health care reform when the government passed a health care bill that had been debated and revised in Congress for more than a year. The American press touted this as landmark legislation that will entail a major overhaul of health care in this country.1,2 

The new law will provide access to health insurance coverage for an estimated 30 million people who currently are not covered.1,2  This means many more people, including those with significant chronic illness and so-called preexisting conditions will be able to receive basic health care services and be protected from financial ruin in the event of a major acute illness or injury.1,2  Whereas some people in the United States are fixated on the potential problems, including how we...

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