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Published on Sep 8, 2009
In this 2-minute clip, leading political thinker Robert Reich explains (in clear terms) what the public option is and why it's central to healthcare reform.
Robert B. Reich is an American politician, academic, writer, and political commentator who has served in three national administrations, most recently as the 22nd Secretary of Labor. He also served on President-Elect Obama's transition advisory board. He has written twelve books and is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine. He is currently a professor of public policy at the Goldman School for Public Policy at the University of California - Berkeley.