Photo: Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, chairperson of the SustinNet Cabinet committee opens the meeting to consider a public option for health care in Connecticut.
On Tuesday, June 12 members of the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care and their allies jamed the SustinNet Cabinet meeting at the Connecticut llegislative office building in Hartford, CT to demand a public option for health care.
It a prepared statement they note: "...create a state-sponsored public option for health care that pools all recipients of state health care dollars, competes of the health care exchange with private insurers, and offers affordable health insurance to small business and individuals who are left our of the current system.
Why a public option? We note that anytime people are left out of the health care system, service costs increase for everyone, and quality decreases for everyone. A system that privileges some actually deprives all of us of the best care at the best price. A public option is a well-researched solution to the problem of differential assess and skyrocketing cost..."
With hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents with no or inadequate health insurance now is the time for a public option.
Posted by Tom Connolly