Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his priorities for health care reform at a community forum last week in Ohio.
Senator Brown, who has been a long time supporter for reforming the American health care system said, “We need health reform to ensure that every American has access to high quality, affordable health coverage…As it stands, 46 million Americans are uninsured, and that is 46 million too many.”
The Senator has been an advocate of a one payer system in the past, but admitted that this wasn’t likely going to happen in this Congress. He is now pushing for a mix between private and public health coverage.
Senator Brown is also the lead sponsor of the Cancer Clinical Trials Act (S. 488). His legislation, which C3 has endorsed, would require group and individual health insurance coverage for people participating in approved cancer clinical trials.