Imagine you are starving. Two people walk up to you. One of them has a hamburger. The other has nothing:
Person 1: Here. Have this hamburger. You look hungry.
Person 2: You shouldn't eat that hamburger. It's bad for you.
Starving Person: Person 1 - Thank you. This is a step in the right direction. Where can I find a steady source of this food?
Person 1: Here. We'll get you on a proper nutrition course to ensure you can eat right from cradle to grave without worrying about going broke trying to afford food.
Starving Person: Thank you.
Person 2: No, you really shouldn't eat that hamburger.
Starving Person: Person 2 - Then what should I eat?
Person 2: Let me go back to the kitchen for another year and figure that out.
Is a hamburger the best thing for a starving person? No.
Is this Health Care Insurance Reform Bill the best thing for America? No.
But it beats the hell out of nothing. Get it?