This week I wrote a cover story about the emergence of two Kentucky leaders in the national debate over reforming health care. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is the communications adviser for the House Democrats, who two weeks ago foisted a draft plan that includes the so-called public option, a government-run health care plan that would, in theory, force private insurers to lower premium costs and/or increase services for consumers by providing a low-cost alternative. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has given daily floor speeches for three consecutive weeks railing against the public option, is leading the opposition.
Here’s a clip of Yarmuth referenced in my story:
As well, a recent Yarmuth appearance on Fox Business Channel defending the public option can be found here.