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Quick show of hands: How many out there believe health care reform is dead? An informal survey of my acquaintances in the field revealed an interesting trend. Brown's win over Coakley in Massachusetts was a game changer, that's for sure. And I will concede the political left's position on health care reform has lost a lot of momentum. But what I refuse to accept is that the issue is dead.

The reason health care reform still has a pulse is the same reason some think its dead – namely, Brown won in Massachusetts. When you listen closely to the analysts from the left and the right, what you'll hear is that there is a broad consensus on starting over on the bill. Health care reform, as a concept, is still very much alive. But now Republicans have a seat at the table.

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