For Immediate Release
Statement on Public Option
TUSCON, Ariz - Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive
Caucus issues the flowing statement concerning the public option in the upcoming
health care reform legislation:
public option is central to healthcare reform. Real reform, which lowers costs
and ensures all Americans get the quality, affordable healthcare that they
deserve, cannot be accomplished without a robust public option. As we
have stated repeatedly for months now, a majority of the members of the
Congressional Progressive Caucus will oppose any healthcare reform legislation
that does not include a robust public option. Our position has not,
and will not, change. As Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, I look
forward to working with my colleagues to develop comprehensive legislation that
allows all Americans to choose the healthcare plan that’s right for them
and their families. But I will not support any bill that does not
include a public option."
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