Progressive Caucus Committed to Opposing Any Health Care Bill Without Robust Public Option

For Immediate Release

Congressional Progressive Caucus
Contact: 

Bill Goold: 202-226-4055   
Chris Shields: 202-225-5187 (Woolsey)
Natalie Luna: 520-622-6788 (Grijalva)   

Progressive Caucus Committed to Opposing Any Health Care Bill Without Robust Public Option

As Moderate House Dems Meet Today To Discuss Health Care Reform; The Largest Caucus Within Democratic Caucus Reiterates Pledge To Oppose Legislation Without Public Option

WASHINGTON - The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive (CPC), Reps. Lynn
Woolsey (D-CA) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ)   issued the following
statement in response to news reports that the Blue Dog Coalition and
the New Democratic Coalition are meeting today to discuss their
concerns with including a robust public option in any health reform
bill. 

Last week, the CPC published a series of principles that the caucus has adopted regarding any public health care option.

“As
we have said before, a majority of the members of the Congressional
Progressive Caucus will oppose any health care reform legislation that
does not include a robust public option that is open to all Americans. 
As the largest caucus within the Democratic Party, we look forward to
working with our colleagues to develop comprehensive legislation that
allows all Americans to choose the health care plan that’s right for
them and their families, we agree with Speaker Pelosi that any bill
that does not include a public option will not have the votes to pass
on the House floor.”

Click here <http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/> for the CPC Principles for a Public Health Care Option.

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