Saturday, June 20, 2009

700 State Legislators Back Public Health Insurance Option

The signatures of over 700 state legislators speak loud and clear for numerous Americans who want us to act now to give them a full range of choices of the best quality, affordable care our country can offer.

It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a car or a washing machine or health insurance. Your best bet for getting a good deal is if two things are present: choice and competition. And that’s exactly why Americans need to have the option of a public plan as they shop for insurance under a reformed health system.

Texas state Rep. Garnet Coleman says the lessons in health care reform states have learned can be a valuable lesson on the national level.

For decades, states across the country have done the best we can to help working families cope with a broken health care system. We’ve learned many lessons about what works and doesn’t work, and we’re looking forward to sharing them with our colleagues in the White House and Congress.

More at the AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

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