Lots of hub-bub in health circles about an article in the Capitol weekly publication The Hill, suggesting health reform isn’t a certainty in 2009 at the federal level. There’s lots of pushback and clarification as a result.
Either way, it suggests that reformers and advocates, while continuing to push for national health reform, should *not* sit on their hands at the state level. We have a window of opportunity in 2009-10 at *both* the federal and state levels, with a new President and Congress, and here in California with new legislative leaders and a Governor interested in prioritizing health care. We need to work on both, in simultaneous and complementary ways.