We Already Have a Public Option
This is why Chuck Grassley should be beaten senseless:
ROBERTS: Welcome back to the most news in the morning. How far would you go to get good health insurance? One man who lost his job and medical benefits reenlisted in the Army just to get his family covered and then he paid the ultimate price. This is a story that you’ll see only here on CNN.
ACOSTA (voice-over): Army Specialist Greg Missman was only on the ground in Afghanistan for one month.
JIM MISSMAN, FATHER OF ARMY SPC. GREG MISSMAN: My son’s convoy had been ambushed.
ACOSTA: In July, his father Jim got that knock on the door.
J. MISSMAN: A chaplain and a master sergeant showed up. So it was – it was not a pleasant day.
ACOSTA: It was an abrupt end to what was actually Missman’s second stint in the Army. He left the service 11 years ago, but last year, he lost his job as a computer consultant.
(on camera): He lost his job?
J. MISSMAN: Um-hmm.
ACOSTA: And became unemployed.
J. MISSMAN: Became unemployed. Lost his health insurance.
ACOSTA (voice-over): Missman says his son reenlisted to see to it his family had health insurance.