Title: Congressman Alan Grayson and His Public Option aka Medicare Buy-In.
Congressman Alan Grayson (D) Fla. has been waging his own war on corporate insurance forces determined to maintain the fiscal "slaver's whip', by proposing a straightforward public option plan through the existing Medicare network. Rather than the 2000+ page proposal endorsed by the President; Grayson's bill is a robust--4 pages.
In short, he proposes to extend Medicare benefits to anyone from birth to age 64 with a simple "buy-in.' Curious to find out more, I sent an email request to interview Grayson upon receiving part of a mass email addressed to various advocacy groups, pushing for H.R. 4789, aka the Medicare Buy-In. A few hours later I was contacted by Grayson's congressional aide Todd Jurkowski, regarding that request. In less than 24 hours, I had my interview. When money usually dictates access to congress or the President--this response was refreshing.