Give me your tired your poor
Is an extract from the poem engraved in the Statue of Liberty. But in the worlds wealthiest nation 49 million live below the poverty line. Nearly 1.5 million children are homeless. And almost one in seven Americans are without health insurance. Health reform, including the reduction in ballooning costs, was one of Obamas key election promises.In 2009, despite huge opposition, he covered an additional four million uninsured children with healthcare provisions. But in 2010 the Republicans retook the House of Representatives where federal legislation is passed ensuring other reforms could either be blocked or neutered.