For supporters of President Obama's health care reform plan, this is not a good opening sentence.
For the 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, the Obama health plan is bad news.
If 47 million lack health insurance, then north of 250 million have it. So for between 150 million to 200 million people, the author says this is bad news. Debate the point, debate the numbers, but that's a large number of people. To tell them they are actually better off, you need more than just words. How about some numbers?