Update: Relief from Repeal

Early this morning, a few minutes after Speaker Paul Ryan stated"ObamaCare will stay in place for the foreseeable future." Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced: "What happened on the floor was a victory for the American people, for our seniors, for people with disabilities, for our children, for our veterans."

While advocates against a plan that would have resulted in between 15 and 23 million Americans losing health coverage have prevailed for now, it is important to remain vigilent through future budget processes, where Congress could seek to significantly reduce Federal funding for the Medicaid program (Medi-Cal in California.)  For now, however, thanks to all those who visited, protested, tweeted, wrote letters, called, and tried to bring fact based analysis to what had become a political and emotional fight, we can all breathe a sigh of relief.