As a spectator, I'm so impressed by Mr Obama getting this through. It has to be a defining point in his administration.
As others have mentioned in this post, it's a great first step, and hopefully, over time, more will be done.
Yes, we have a way to go on health care, and how I wish all the benefits could kick in immediately, but as they have to deal with an incredible deficit left to them by the previous administration (we actually had a surplus as Clinton left office),they didn't want to add to that. But these early benefits are going to help a whole lot of people, including myself (he says selfishly, lol), and couldn't have come at a better time.