More pressure for California to succeed…

POLITICO has dubbed California a “swing state” for Obamacare, one that will be watched closely. California, Texas, and Florida have nearly one-third of the uninsured in the nation.

Here’s the two money quotes:

“Because of the money and resources, California is frequently touted as the state that is implementing the Affordable Care Act most actively and aggressively. The stakes couldn’t be higher.”

“The ACA can’t succeed if California fails,” said Drew Altman, president of the California-based Kaiser Family Foundation.

This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten this pressure, either from the Washington Post, or former President Clinton:

* “California is a particularly important test for Obamacare. It’s not just the largest state in the nation. It’s also one of the states most committed to implementing Obamacareeffectively. … If California can’t make the law work, perhaps no one can. But if California can make the law work, it shows that others can, too.” –Ezra Klein, Washington Post

* If this works in California, eventually America will follow your lead… If it comes off the rails here, it will give aid and comfort to everyone who really just wants to say, ‘I told you so.‘”–President Bill Clinton

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