(About time. – promoted by Middle of the Road)
[Update] I apologize for overstating the case here in my original headline, which said “Udall finally signs the public option letter.” I misread the Daily Kos diary, and I should not have rushed to post the diary here without getting extra confirmation from another source.
Ripped off from a Kos diarist, who got it from an email from CREDO. Udall doesn’t yet mention it on his Senate web site.
Statement from Sen. Mark Udall’s office (CO):
“Senator Udall shares President Obama’s over-arching priority of enacting meaningful and comprehensive health reform that will increase quality and access and put our system on a sustainable track by lowering costs for small businesses, taxpayers, and American families. As part of reform, he continues to feel that inclusion of a public option to go head-to-head with private insurers could play a significant role in bringing down costs and offering more affordable options to Coloradans. He thinks it’s important that such a plan – like the one approved in the House bill – negotiate reimbursement rates while competing on a level playing field with the private sector, and if such a plan comes up for a vote under the reconciliation process, he would vote for it.”
Thanks to all those who visited, called, and wrote Udall.