Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco, Calif., wrote a column in his blog at The Huffington Post on Friday arguing for the inclusion of a public option in whatever health care reform bill Congress finally passes. His argument? San Francisco already has a public option, and it works.
It's called Healthy San Francisco and it was formed two years ago. It seems like a solid option now that California, like many other states around the country, is cutting millions of dollars from programs designed to offer health care to low-income people and children.
Read about it in his blog, and if you want to show your support, sign his petiton here.