Issue: July 09, 2009

“Paging Dr. Obama. Paging Dr. Obama.”The explosive battle over national health-care reform is wildly emotional, madly complex—and compounded by impossibly high expectations. Here in California alone, some 7 million residents simply don’t have health coverage, and the rest of us can barely afford bare-bones insurance.This week, SN&R contributing health reporter Matthew Perry looks at the national health-care debate—and California’s role in pioneering change.In other news: hitchhikers take over Verge Gallery, Aerojet goes solar, Second Saturday is on fire, and film critic Jonathan Kiefer goes one-on-one with Bruno.Think Free!