Yes, health care reform is difficult — apparently, too difficult for state Sen. Jeffrey Klein.
He whines that he hasn’t been able to get a hearing on the New York Health Act. But if a legislator is truly committed to a bill, he will use his leverage and political capital to prevail upon his colleagues to move it forward — especially if he is in a leadership position.
Sen. Klein says caucusing with the Republicans in the state senate gives him influence over them. If that is the case, he should use that influence.