In talking about the Blue Dogs, I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention the other group of “moderate” Democrats in the House of Representatives, the “New Democrats.”
Many of the New Democrats, led by California Rep. Lois Capps, actually signed a letter in *support* of a robust public health insurance option. We appreciate Representative Capps leadership on the issue.
And with a public health insurance option being booked by the Congressional Budget Office as saving significant dollars, it’s harder and harder to make the case against including the component in the bill.
Significant issues remain. Stay tuned, and keep active. Keep communicating with your Senators and Congressman about health reform!