The Coming Healthcare Battle

Ezra reports on why there won't be a repeat of 1994:

...this year, the Left is organizing first. They're raising money first. They're mounting a grassroots strategy first. They're building the pressure coalitions first. SEIU has pledged a separate $75 million to the cause of health reform. The Obama campaign's e-mail list and grassroots movement could prove a latent legislative organizing force. Added together, you're looking at a simply fearsome organizing drive. It may, of course, prove insufficient. But unlike in 1994, it won't be non-existent.