President Barack Obama's goal of overhauling the American health care system and providing coverage to most of the estimated 50 million citizens who lack it appears to be shaping up as the congressional battle of the summer.
Although many people from the right and left agree something needs to be done, what that "something" is and how it should be handled is dividing many, even those within their own parties and traditional supporters of the president.
For example, you might have noticed the recent Today's News Update item about the Sheet Metal Workers union opposing any attempt to tax employee health benefits. Although it has not been formally put into any legislation, the idea of at least taxing some of the most generous benefit programs has some support on Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to figure out where to come up with the trillions it is expected to cost to ensure health care for everyone.
Currently, health benefits are not taxed to encourage employers to offer them, and taxing them could raise much of the money health care reform is predicted to cost.
But that idea brought strong citicism from the union (who were big supporters of Obama) and the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors' National Association, even if they support the goal.
How this plays out in coming months will be interesting to watch.