Last night, Sunday March 21, 2010 was an historic date as far as health care legislation as Congress OKs the Health Bill which was widely viewed as dead just two months ago. The Senate-passed bill cleared the House on a 219-212 vote. If realized, the expansion of health coverage will extend coverage to 32 million Americans who lack it. For the first time, most Americans would be required to purchase insurance.
How will this affect the Optical Industry? We don’t know the answers to that yet just that of course it will have an affect. Will Optical be OK? That we can be sure of but there will be changes and some will be positive others maybe not so positive for optical providers but as an industry we need to embrace change and continue make quality eyecare and eyewear the best that we can. If we can make it so that more people have access to eyecare we must find ways to make it a positive change for all.
There will be a lot more debate and politics to come and we will be looking for answers to questions and concerns about what it all means for the optical and eyecare industry.