When it comes to health care, Titus says she supports a public option plan now more than she did when the debate started. The competition will save money, and creating an individual mandate to buy insurance (even with caps on how much a person can be charged) will only create new customers for private companies without a public option. “I think public sentiment has started to shift” away from opposition to health reform seen during town hall meetings in the summer, she said.
This is just good news all around. Again, some are still trying to figure out what exactly Harry Reid meant. I tend to agree with Chris Bowers and dday that he meant what he said about the public option, and I'll add that I think he was just talking about all the different versions out there (the various House versions, the Rockefeller version, the Schumer version, etc. etc.). Still, he supports it and we need to back him on it.
And even better, we don't have to be confused about Dina. Finally, FINALLY, she caught up with Shelley Berkley and Harry Reid in giving her clear support for a public option! With the numbers in support increasing in the House while Reid finally, FINALLY, flexes his muscles in support in the Senate, we may yet see real health care reform with real choices for us the consumers.