Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen became the 18th senator to sign a letter calling for the passage of the public option through reconciliation. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement applauding her decision to sign the letter.
"Senator Shaheen has shown tremendous leadership in her short time in the United States Senate. Her decision to sign a letter calling for the passage of the public option is yet another example of her commitment to fighting for the people of the Granite State.
"I applaud her decision and hope that it encourages her colleagues in the Senate to stand strongly in favor of the comprehensive health insurance reform our state and country desperately need. In New Hampshire alone, over 140,000 individuals are without health insurance and thousands more are struggling with costs that are spiraling out of control.