Brown Fights For Public Option At “Health Care ’09” Rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) addressed a rally today of several thousand Americans who traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby for health care reform.

Click here to view a photo gallery of Brown’s remarks to “Health Care ’09.”

Brown is member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. He is a leading advocate for including a public health insurance option in comprehensive health care reform. Last month, Brown introduced a resolution cosponsored by 28 other senators calling for the inclusion of an affordable, federally backed insurance pool in any efforts to reform our health care system. More information about Brown’s resolution, which states that the choice of a public health insurance option would introduce competition in the health insurance market and help reduce health care costs, can be found here.