Just back from DC, where the momentum for health reform is palpable. Just in the last week, there was a presidential speech with a strong commitment to act, a budget with committed dollars, and key appointments to fill out the team.
Today, Thursday afternoon (Eastern time), there’s a White House Forum on health reform to be broadcast on CSPAN.
Also today, there’s oral arguments in the lawsuit regarding the false and misleading language in the Prop 1A title, summary, and analysis. We’ll need a longer effort to detail the budget cap proposals’ impact on health care, and defend core programs.
Only a few years ago, it used to be Washington seemed to be a quagmire, where health advocates were simply preventing the worst, whereas California was pointing the way with active movement. Now, we are on offense in DC, and defense in Sacramento. How quickly things change.