In recent good news, major House Democrats have unified behind a health care bill! Ezra likes it. Kevin Drum lifted a nifty graphic about how the plan impacts you! which I will post here:
This is a good time to call or write your representative. Sure, the big action is in getting a bill through the Senate. But as Ezra writes, "if the House of Representatives manages to pass this plan with a substantial majority of enthusiastic Democrats -- that significantly strengthens the House's hand in its eventual negotiations with the more fractious Senate." Furthermore, the more it looks like health care reform is cruising forward, the more Senators will feel that they should get on board and take credit rather than getting in the way.