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Licking their wounds, health care advocates ask, ‘What now?’
Sacramento Bee - Bobby Caina Calvan

For months, a health care overhaul seemed so within reach. Then came Tuesday’s Senate vote in Massachusetts, and suddenly the hopeful mood that once buoyed health care advocates from coast to coast turned into a vast sinkhole of disappointment. Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, couldn’t bear the news as election returns from Massachusetts added up to a resounding victory for Republican Scott Brown and a clear defeat for Democrats and health care advocates.