It's not "health care reform," however much the folks in Congress and the White House and in the media want us to believe it.
It's health insurance reform, and there's not really all that much reform involved.
Just as "global warming" was used by climate change deniers who pointed to extreme winters as a way to discredit calls for action, "health care reform" is being used to obscure the fact that these bills are not about providing health care, but about enabling - or mandating! - access to insurance.
They are not the same thing, and it irritates me that they keep being conflated - deliberately, I suspect.
In any case, this conflation is part of the larger system of problems that keep affordable, universally available health care out of our reach. It tells us that not only is health insurance an essential part of the system, it is synonymous with medical care itself. This is dangerous; let's not let this conflation go unchallenged.