Health Reform Leaves Millions Uninsured, and the Rest Must Wait


Barack Obama made providing universal health care a key goal of his campaign and presidency. "We have decided that it's time to give every American quality health care at an affordable cost," Obama said as recently as June 11. But as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a health-care reform bill that would still leave 23 million people -- or nearly 8% of the U.S. population -- uninsured, it's becoming clear that the coverage being proposed would be far from universal.