"More than 50 members of the Senate are supportive of a straightforward public option, even with the opt-out," he said on ABC News's "Top Line" webcast. "The trigger is a way for the insurance companies to win."I completely agree. A trigger will never be pulled. An army of highly paid lobbyists will make sure of that.
Now the question is: Will Brown let the insurance companies win? He has been a strong advocate for a real public option. It is time to put up or shut up. He should publicly state that he will not vote for an industry win, and that he will vote against a bill without a real public option (which means no co-ops and no triggers).