"One-third of the elderly in this country have no prescription-drug insurance at all and many of the rest are poorly covered. Yet despite repeated promises stretching back to the 2000 election campaign, the 100 members of the United States Senate could not muster the will to pass even a stripped-down version of a drug bill that would have helped millions of America's neediest citizens. . . . From the White House to Capitol Hill, the leadership of the richest nation on earth could not summon the imagination or compassion to help some of its neediest citizens on a matter as fundamental as healthcare."
-New York Times