All Eyes on California -- Will They Do It?
The big enchilada in state health reform is California -- where Gov. Schwarzenegger and Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly are committed to reform, just strikingly different versions. A report in today's LA Times, click here, shows how a deal might get done, through an unusual collaboration between the Governor and the Assembly Speaker, and a curious combination of legislation and a ballot initiative. The legislative session officially ends on September 14, though many legislators want to be done no later than the 11th because of Jewish holidays. Keep your eyes on California. A great way to do it, if you need a daily fix, is the blogsite of our great colleagues at Health Access California. We'll be closely watching.