Those who oppose reform understand just how powerful this legislation is. They understand—better than many liberals—just what it means for a medical-industrial complex that has grown fat while profiting from runaway health- care inflation. Going forward, it will be much harder for lobbyists to block efforts to rein in health care spending. Conservatives understand the business of health care; they know just how much money is involved. And they know that while this bill will be good for patients, it will not be good for those who view medical care as a business.
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