Four senators have signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to pass a public option for insurance coverage through the use of reconciliation.
Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Col.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
To Senator Reid:
We respectfully ask that you bring for a vote before the full Senate a public health insurance option under budget reconciliation rules.
There are four fundamental reasons why we support this approach – its potential for billions of dollars in cost savings; the growing need to increase competition and lower costs for the consumer; the history of using reconciliation for significant pieces of health care legislation; and the continued public support for a public option.
Although John Kerry is not listed in the article, further link opening shows he is a supporter!
Yes, let’s get a public option passed!