...but the goal now for the House and Senate is to prevent a clear sense of "some will lose." If that happens, then most Democrats will "sing the blues," as they attempt to figure out how a year's worth of discussion and wrangling about health care could fail.
This country has never been closer to an agreement on comprehensive health care reform; and anyone who thinks the president is being bombastic by suggesting if this Congress doesn't bring it to fruition than no future body will, is simply wrong. In my opinion, the American people would be the losers because the health care system can be improved.
Consider this as a corollary: Departments or schools within colleges and universities review their curriculum on a consistent basis. Doing so ensures that the courses being offered best reflect what students need to know now and into the future. Of course, as those future trends change, then the course offerings are altered. Perhaps a required class is moved to an elective, or another course is dropped; the goal is to continually provide the best education possible to students.
This comprehensive reform of the health care system is the equivalent of decades of not reviewing and updating the curriculum. The students suffer if educational offerings are not enhanced and changed with the times. Thus, today the American people are paying the price of entrenched special-interest groups (among others) pandering to fear and outright distortion in an attempt to prevent the delivery of a better health care system.
If those efforts succeed, then Americans lose. And we will be left walking "up and down the boulevard" as we can "sing the blues."