The Slow Road
I wrote a cover story for HealthLeaders magazine earlier this year taking the pulse of the industry on the various healthcare reform ideas that were bouncing around state capitals across the nation. Massachusetts' recent success in passing a broad healthcare reform package along with the early enthusiasm for its implementation had leaders across the country looking for ways to cover more people in their own states. One development in particular, the unveiling of wide-reaching plans by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the leading Democrats in each branch of the Statehouse, seemed especially promising. Well, nine months have passed and scant progress has been made in the Golden State.