The Senate Finance Committee voted this week to pass its health care reform bill, paving the way for Congress to approve landmark legislation this fall.
While no one is saying the bill is perfect, it's clearly a step in the right direction. "Is this bill all that I would want?" asked Olympia Snowe, the lone Republican who voted for it. "Far from it. Is it all that it can be? No. But when history calls, history calls. And I happen to think that the consequences of inaction dictate the urgency of Congress to take every opportunity to demonstrate its capacity to solve the monumental issues of our time."