The Public Option

On March 16, U.S. House Representative Alan Grayson sent out an email, the text of which is below. This is directly in line with our stated position on this issue, and we encourage you to take the action he is asking you to take.

Alan Grayson' email:

72 hours. 66 cosponsors in the House. 21,254 citizen cosponsors at

The Public Option Act. It's simple. It's popular. 82% of Scott Brown voters favor it. It lets anyone buy into Medicare at cost. You want it, you pay for it, and you're in.

You know and I know that it's a winner.

Private insurers make money denying us the care we need, when we need it most. Medicare doesn't. So we want Medicare. And we want it now.

Ask your Member of Congress to stand up for us. Call your Congressman Tom Latham, contact information on this page, now, and ask him to cosponsor HR 4789, the Public Option Act.

Call the switchboard: (202) 224-3121

After you call, please let me know how it went. I need to know if your Representative is with us or against us. Tell me how it goes.

This is the week to act. We are likely to vote on a healthcare bill without a public option. We should get a vote on the Public Option Act as well. The four-page bill opens Medicare to all. It's that simple.

Call your member of Congress now, and ask if he or she has the guts to stand up for you.

Call the switchboard: (202) 224-3121



Original email paid for and Authorized by the Committee to Elect Alan Grayson