It’s a busy day blogging on the budget, but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out a statement by Sen. Barack Obama made last night in Denver, as reported by Marc Ambinder of the The Atlantic.
So after he meets with the Joint Chief of Staff to determine a course of action in Iraq, Obama wants to “[G]et our health care plan moving. We need a bill…by March or April to get going before the political season sets in.”
Ezra Klein of The American Prospect is elated, citing that the previous Clinton effort suffered because it was pushed back and not considered in the first 100 days. But we health advocates still have a lot of work to do, to make sure that health reform, and the right reform, is the top priority in Washington, DC, as well as Sacramento.