While watching the drawn-out battle over passing health care reform sometimes felt like peering into a sausage factory run by lobbyists, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch was at the grassroots frontlines, leading ordinary Americans in a successful charge against moneyed interests and entrenched conservatives. His new book, Fighting For Our Health, hits book stores today. It gives a first-person account of the successful grassroots lobby he led for health care reform. And it assesses the role of a coalition of progressive advocates who pushed the law to victory over powerful opponents, including tea partiers, the Republican Party, the insurance industry, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The book is already making waves with the likes of The Hill and Talking Points Memo, so don't get left out -- buy your copy today and get the inside scoop of what really went down when the Obama administration's hallmark legislation was passed.
For more on the book, check out his series of excerpts from the book that chronicle the challenges and victories on the bill's way to passage. Stay tuned for more excerpts to come.