It is May. The Supreme Court will be ruling on Healthcare Reform in June. I find myself pacing again, the way I did before Obamacare finally passed in 2010. This is real, and this matters, and this will affect millions of lives. If the questions the Supremes asked are taken to their logical conclusion, the Affordable Care Act is doomed.
The funny thing is, chances are that this will no longer affect me personally. My son, my cancer survivor kid, has managed to become one of the lucky ones, joining the ranks of College Grads With Good Jobs and Benefits. He has health insurance. HE HAS HEALTH INSURANCE!!!! Assuming he keeps his job, (say a prayer, cross fingers, knock wood,) he will not be facing a life where he cannot get healthcare due to his lifelong pre-existing condition. At least not yet.
But here's the thing: Millions of others will.
So it seems like a good time to take look back at the world we will be returning to.