I believe that it is a progressive step in the correct direction.
Did you know that one out of every five Americans lost their health insurance last year?
Also, insurers take questionable and unfair practices (pre-existing conditions, grandparents' credit score, etc.)
And we have the most inefficient health care system in the world
We also have the 38th largest life expectancy.
Those with higher life expectancies are countries with universal health care, like Japan and France
We are the only non-developed country without a universal health care system
("We" refers to the United States. Sorry.)