If you, like me, gave some of your scant, I mean, ample paycheck to President Obama to run for election you will doubtless have been receiving his updates on the push for national health care reform over recent weeks. I gave $25 more to Obama last month when he asked for it to support the health care push. You can do the same, I guess, if you're interested, and why wouldn't you be? That's the price of a single co-pay visit to your doctor.

Obama is up against some pretty crafty opposition: Not only conservative Democrats in his own party but Republicans keen to obfuscate and delay the reform for as long as possible, as the best way to kill it. Here's the latest ad produced by the Democratic National Committee to push for Obama's reforms. The slogan? "It's time..."