Bingaman talks health care reform with New Mexico radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman102609m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill he introduced and was passed in Congress that recognize Stewart Udall for his contributions as U.S. Interior Secretary and for advancing the important work of the Morris K. Udall Foundation

01:17 – Bingaman talks about where health care reform legislation stands in Congress.

02:35 – Bingaman talks about the chances of getting a public option included as part of health care reform legislation.

03:35– Bingaman talks about a proposal being discussed in the Senate to included a public option but would allow individual states to opt out of the plan.

07:37 – Bingaman says health care reform legislation being debated in the Senate will help extend health care coverage to those who are currently uninsured.

10:15 – Bingaman says the Congress is following the same eligibility guidelines for the H1N1 vaccination as most of the country.

11:10 – Bingaman talks about where climate change legislation stands in the Senate.