health reform en ‘Last Distraction’ Removed as California Moves Ahead on Health Reform <p>First, there was uncertainty over a U.S. Supreme Court challenge. Then came the race for the presidency.</p><p>Now, California lawmakers say the uncertainty is over and nothing can stop them from bringing health coverage to millions of uninsured Californians under President Obama’s signature health care law.</p><p>“This removes the last distraction and question from anyone’s mind that we won’t be launching a dramatic expansion in coverage in California,” said Peter Lee, executive director of California’s health insurance exchange, a key piece of the expansion.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:46:31 +0000 Emily Bazar & Lauren M. Whaley CHCF Center for Health Reporting 6564 at