The short version:
Watch and listen to Robert Reich, an American politician, academic, writer, and political commentator, as well as the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, from 1993 to 1997, as he spells out exactly what the public option is.
His video here spells it out simply and succinctly. Yes, he sounds a bit like he’s talking to children, but in many ways and in many instances, he is. Hopefully, even the most confused will understand what’s on the table.
And for the longer, far more detailed version of what President Obama and others are trying to achieve for all Americans, listen to the words of the President himself as he addresses Congress and the nation earlier today. You can read the full text or watch the video (at the bottom of the page following the text) HERE.