Those of you who are in favor of a public option, as I am, may want to follow the link at the end.
The public option is at a critical juncture right now.
The Senate Finance Committee, led by Max Baucus, is expected in the next few days to pass a version of health care reform that lacks a public option. This has the potential to kill the public option provisions passed by the HELP Committee under the stewardship of the late Teddy Kennedy.
The two committee bills must be merged and the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has a lot of power to determine whether the full Senate ever votes on the public option.
If they do, we can win. We just need to make sure the public option doesn't disappear before the bill reaches the floor.
I just told Senator Reid not to let Max Baucus kill the public option. I hope you will too.