Urging Ohio Senator Brown To Co-Sponser S391: Guest Post
I urge Sen. Brown to become a co-sponsor to S391, the Healthy Americans Act sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Robert Bennett, R-Utah.
I share Sen. Brown’s vision of a universal health care plan. But the public does not seem to understand or support the current bills.
Furthermore, Democratic health care strategy seems to be in a state of chaos with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying she does not have the votes to pass the Senate health care plan without amendments.
No bill is perfect. Changing the way employers contribute to health care may be a tough sell.
But S391 seems to address the main issues I am looking for in a health care reform package — access, affordability and pre-existing conditions. And it already has bipartisan support — something the current plans have failed to achieve.
It is time to scrap two current Democratic bills and jump start the debate with S391.
And maybe this time Democrats can control the debate instead of letting conservative Republicans define the issues.