Juneau Empire: Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event

Dr. Al Gross, a born-and-raised Juneauite, was back in town Saturday for a meet-and-greet with voters at Marine Park downtown. Several dozen residents gathered around the park’s pavilion to listen to Gross make his case for their vote.

“What I would like to do when I get to the Senate is to help pass a public option allowing people to buy Medicare directly from the government at no one else’s expense,” Gross said. “I’m not trying to provide free health insurance. I don’t believe health insurance is free or should be free. Someone is always going to be paying for it, but it can be offered at a less expensive cost if people are allowed to buy it directly from the government.”

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