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Source: The Huffington Post
House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that he’s never met an American who supports the creation of a public health insurance option as part of the legislative reform effort.
“I’m still trying to find the first American to talk to who’s in favor of the public option, other than a member of Congress or the administration,” Boehner said, according to Politico‘s Glenn Thrush, who noted that Boehner made this claim with a “semi-straight face.”
Really, is it that hard to find someone who supports a public option?
Terri Nelson, a psychotherapist who lives and works in Oxford, Ohio, in Boehner’s district, told the Huffington Post that she has repeatedly contacted the leader’s office to voice support for the public option.
“I’ve contacted him twice in writing since the spring, and he’s responded to me twice in writing,” Nelson said. “And I contacted his office by phone maybe six or eight times.”
Her repeated message to Boehner, she said, goes like this: “It is imperative that we have a public option.”
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel responded in a statement to the Huffington Post: “Obviously, Boehner was glad to hear Ms. Nelson’s concerns, and hopes his response convinced her of the dangers of a government takeover of health care.”
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee immediately fired up an online petition for folks to email Boehner about their support of a public option.