The biggest transformation of the U.S. health system in decades won approval on Capitol Hill late Sunday, the culmination of efforts by generations of Democrats to achieve near-universal health coverage.
Facing voters' judgment in the fall, Democrats bet they could overcome public misgivings on a bill that reshapes one-sixth of the U.S. economy. The final battle on the House floor exposed again the divisions that have riven Congress and the nation over the past year.
No liberal I've talked to knows that the taxes will start right away, and the benefits will start four years later. If they don't know that I don't bother to ask them about anything else. Why wake someone from a pleasant dream?