MONNING: "Young people, people who had been denied coverage for a prior, a pre-existing medical condition, for those families, the passage of this law has been transformative."
Monning joined health advocates at the Capitol who released a report about the law's effect.
WRIGHT: "We have an imperative, not just a moral imperative but an economic one, to try to get people in coverage on day one on January 1, 2014, but that's going to take a lot of work to maximize that benefit and those funds to California."
But from the beginning small business in the state have had reservations about health reform.
KABATECK: "What we hear about the federal health care bill is a great deal of uncertainty and fear because it is one that is known to include new mandates, new costs, and new reporting requirements."