Wednesday, May 27, 2009

AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | Senate Resolution Demands Public Health Insurance Option in Reform Plan

A new U.S. Senate resolution demands that a public health insurance option be included in health care reform legislation now being developed behind closed doors in the Senate Finance Committee.

A public insurance plan option for workers and families who either have private insurance coverage or no coverage at all is one of the AFL-CIO’s key health care reform principles. It has been vigorously attacked by the private insurance industry and most congressional Republicans.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 27 co-sponsors, introduced the resolution yesterday.

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