Yes, it's already helping many families and retired folks. The plan may need some changes, but all in all, it's about time everyone in this great country will be provided health care at an "affordable price." Those who have health care, I'm sure will disagree, but those who lost their jobs (and insurance) or had none, will welcome it. Not everyone, contrary to belief, makes enough money to afford the current plans. No one should have to suffer or die, due to their economic position in life. Or those who have it, and max out the life policy payouts, shouldn't be turned away either. No one has the right to decide who should live or die, based on his or her inability to purchase health insurance.