Sen. Barack Obama's victory in the presidential election, combined with the increase of Democratic seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, have significant implications for national efforts to reform the health care system and other health care matters. President-elect Obama's plan to restructure the health care system includes requiring health coverage for children; creating a National Insurance Health Exchange through which qualified private insurance plans or the public plan may be purchased by individuals and small businesses; guaranteeing eligibility of individuals for all health insurance plans, regardless of preexisting conditions; and providing tax credits to small businesses and subsidies to families for the purchase of health insurance. If you would like to learn more about President-elect Obama's heal th care reform proposal, please visit