We’ve been in coalition, policy and legislative meetings, starting the full-fledged effort to implement and improve health reform, to fulfill the promise of reform right here in California.
There’s a lot of work to do, from re-regulating and re-imagining the individual insurance market, to transforming Medi-Cal to be ready on day one for many newly-eligible Californians.
But we also want to recognize the great work done by the great leaders from the California delegation that made health reform possible. With the Health Care for America Now coalition, we’ve been doing “Thank You!” events, such as the one pictured above right with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative George Miller in San Francisco this past Monday. We’ve greeted Representatives Jackie Speier, Lynne Woolsey, and Mike Thompson at the airport with our appreciation.
And we have been part of large constituencies going to visit the offices of our members of Congress, up and down the state. Pictured left is a large delegation (including Health Access organizers Nancy Gomez and Angela Woods, board member Joan Pirkle Smith, and many allies) that crowded into Representative Adam Schiff’s office, all there to thank him for his vote for historic health reform.
There’s a lot of work to do, but more celebrations are in order as well!