Editor's note: The Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Opinion Leaders Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, is an online poll designed to highlight perspectives on the most timely health policy issues from a panel of the nation's leading health plan executives, policymakers and healthcare purchasers. It is conducted four times annually. This is the 25th installment in the series. On pp. 24 and 25, perspective on the latest topic—the role of states in healthcare reform—is provided by James Douglas, former governor of Vermont, and Michael McRaith, director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. For more results, go to the Commonwealth Fund's website, commonwealthfund.org.
—Douglas BackstromCopy editor