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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:48 PM
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August 20th, 2009

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ran a report yesterday on our Highway to Health Care event in front of the state Capitol in Little Rock and the importance of Sen. Blanche Lincolns support of a public option. In the article, Union backs public health-care plan during rally (subscription-only), AFSCMEs Blaine Rummel pointed out that Lincoln has said shes open to it.

He continued:

If we allow to compete with private insurance companies, its going to force private insurance companies to lower premiums, Rummel said.

He said Obamas plan will ensure that people keep coverage when they change jobs.

Sen. Lincoln sits on the Senate Finance Committee, which is playing a key role in shaping health care legislation. She has said she believes individuals should be given choices when it comes to health insurance. In a July guest column in the Democrat-Gazette, Lincoln said Options should include private plans as well as a quality, affordable public plan or non-profit plan that can accomplish the same goals of a public plan.

Rummel said the association wanted to provide a contrast to the mob mentality of protesters during recent public forums. Its literature has a rock n roll theme.

There was no mob in Little Rock, as you can see in this photo just a group of ordinary Americans who want to make their voices heard as we fight for real health insurance reform.

Little Rock residents were excited about reform at the Highway to Healthcare event on Monday evening. Find more on Flickr.

Read more coverage of the tour in this article from The Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA, and check out Kombizs diary at Daily Kos about his time on the highway with the AFSCME RV.

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