Sherrod Brown: Why The Public Option Is Important
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, explains the merits of the public health insurance option during a media conference call August 6. Brown gives an example of a constituent who lost private insurance who would benefit from the public option. He goes on to explain that a strong public option would expand access to health care, provide a coverage safety net for such people as recent college graduates, offer more insurance choices to small business owners, and would keep insurance companies honest, providing competition that would keep costs under control.
Brown says that 14,000 people lose their health insurance coverage every day, and for them fight for the public option is crucial