federal law that mandates you must buy insurance unless it is offered through your employer. law stipulates, among other things:
-no lifetime limits on benefits (e.g., you can't get cut off if you get really sick);
-no denials for pre-existing conditions;
-can stay on parents' insurance until 26 years old;
-appeals process for insurance coverage decisions, including an external review process (this is huge for anyone who has ever been denied coverage and can't really find out why);
-small businesses get tax credits for providing insurance;
Healthcare for everyone is a good thing. What about illegals? How will they handle that?