The House of Representatives is now starting 2 hours of debate on health reform.
All indications is that, barring any surprises, all California Democrats will be voting for health reform, and all California Republicans will be voting against it. In the last few days, California’s Democratic Representatives in more competitive districts came around in support: Rep. Jerry McNerney (Stockton); Rep. Dennis Cardoza (Modesto); Rep. Jim Costa (Bakersfield), and Rep Loretta Sanchez (Orange County). We thank them, and Californians will thank them in the weeks and months ahead.
Support has come from usual and unusual quarters, from groups like the AARP to the American Medical Association, and newspapers like The Bakersfield Californian. We’ll have more as night continues, but it looks good.