Today the Massachusetts Senate debated Bill H.3452 “An Act implementing the Affordable Care Act and providing further access to affordable health care”. Progressive Champion Jamie Eldridge filed an amendment to the bill to allow for a Public Option in Massachusetts.
However behind closed doors Jamie Eldridge couldn’t get enough votes in the MA Senate to support a Public Option in Massachusetts and withdrew the amendment.
This is Massachusetts Senate, not the United States Congress! The fact that more than 50% of our State Senators didn’t have the balls to vote for a Public Option is despicable!
This proves need to spend our efforts electing more progressives to Massachusetts, not the same old stale establishment democrats who care solely about maintaining the status quo.
Attached is my twitter conversation with Jamie Eldridge.
I didn’t see any press or progressives covering this so I thought I would put it out there on the public record. I don’t have much more commentary than that. What are your thoughts?