One way to tell if something is right for the people is when it benefits all of the people; starting with those who need it the most. For sure, we all wish there was much more in the current proposed health care legislation, both by the Senate and the House. What we must do now is to keep fighting for the best bill we can possibly get in this legislative session. What is helpful in order to keep perspective is that the battle we are fighting has gone on for close to a century already.
Moreover, we are changing the paradigm of how we do business by putting people (all people and not just some) first. Is it not amazing that everyone will benefit from health reform in some way; even those vehemently against it? At the end of the day, whether we are a CEO of a major insurance company, earning in excess of $10 million dollars a year, or the janitor who empties the waste bins at night, earning minimum wage, we cannot escape life’s cycles of birth, age, sickness and death. Illness does not differentiate whether one is for or against health reform; cancer is cancer. The opportunity we have now is far greater than we can imagine. We have a chance to change the way we do business from the “me” generation to the “we” generation.