Letter: Strong public option needed
Health care reform without a true public option is the insurance industry's dream. A strong public option -- available on day one -- is the only way to keep the insurance industry's greed in check.
Rep. Collin Peterson needs to only support health care reform that has a strong public option. Anything without a public option isn't real reform.
Rep. Collin Peterson needs to pledge to vote against bills without a strong public option.
"Triggers" won't work because the lobbyists will inevitably design the standards the insurance industry needs to meet.
"Co-ops" are fake public options. I urge Rep. Collin Peterson not to support them either.