I don’t know how to make this any clearer.

My personal reaction to the idea of more private insurance being considered as an alternative to a strong national public health insurance option was just that – my personal reaction. I know how important the choice of a public option is to meaningful reform. I know it is the best way to lower costs, set benchmarks, bring true competition to the marketplace, and make insurance companies treat people better. Keeping private insurance companies – even nonprofits – in charge of running the show does not accomplish what we need to make health care work for people.

Yes, I am the Communications Director for HCAN and often speak on behalf of the organization. However, the previous post was not HCAN’s position nor should it in any way, shape, or form be interpreted as such. I had a gut reaction to an insurance industry gloat, and I shared it.

This site has been growing and changing as I have over the past few years, and I’ve never felt the need to censor it in any way. However, there must be a distinction between what I say here as me and what I say on behalf of the coalition.

It’s a personal site full of personal insight and opinion. There has got to be a line.

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