Discussing the Passage of the Health Care Reform Bill with People of Age

I asked nursing home residents, or “people of age,” as one resident cleverly put it, about their reaction to the passage of the health care reform bill. They were unanimously in support of the bill, though a few voiced concern about whether the changes would manifest as intended. Here are some of their comments:
“I think it’s a step up in the right direction.”
“It’s about time.”
“I think it’s a good thing. I’m glad they did it.” Some say it’s like when Medicare went into effect. Would you agree? “Yes, I think so.” Were people nervous about how it was going to be implemented then, too? “Oh, sure, of course they were. But it worked itself out.”

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