WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a member the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will meet with President Obama and fellow Democrats on the Senate HELP and Finance committees at 2:30 p.m. today at the White House to discuss health care reform.
“This meeting is another step toward making comprehensive health care reform a reality,” Brown said. “Americans deserve access to affordable and quality health care. Health reform is about protecting what works and fixing what is broken. It means giving consumers the choice of an affordable, federally-backed health plan. I look forward to continuing to work with President Obama and my colleagues to pass health reform that works for American families and businesses.”
Brown is a leading advocate for including a federally backed 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 health. Brown’s resolution says that the choice of a federally backed option would introduce competition in the health insurance market and help reduce health care costs.