In a large state with more uninsured people than any place in the country, millions will soon get the chance to have good, affordable health coverage. State officials helped, by choosing a path forward that benefits their constituents, improves the health care system and spurs competition among private insurers. Their action helped drive insurance prices down, far below expectations.
Unfortunately, the state where all this is happening is not Texas but California. Here, elected officials put politics ahead of people in an ongoing battle over the president’s health reform law.
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Sinatra is communications director for Texans Care for Children.www.covertexasnow.org