U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said today there will be a "public option" in whatever health insurance reform bill comes out of Congress.
"We are going to have a public option before this bill goes to the president's desk," Reid said in a conference call with constituents, referring to some kind of government plan.
That is quite a promise from Harry Reid. Before we get too excited though, remember that Harry Reid has previously described his favorite public option in a way that sounds awfully like a co-op.
Here at Open Left, we are not going to take this for granted. Today, we joined with CREDO Action on a petition to President Obama demanding that the public option be included the bill sent to the Senate floor. Remarkably, we are already well over 37,000 signatures today.