The latest Kaiser Tracking Poll finds the public still split on health care reform legislation, with 43 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed. The survey goes on to break down a list of various elements of health care reform where there is some degree of consensus.

For example, more than two-thirds of the public overall said it was either "extremely" or "very important" that these changes be passed into law: reforming the way health insurance works ( 76 percent), providing tax credits to small businesses (72 percent), creating a health insurance exchange (71 percent), and so on.

With all the emphasis on how insurance works, and who can buy it, and at what price, we seem to be losing site of the real issue here – health.

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