08/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Congressman Courtney on Health Care: "Failure Is Not an Option"

This afternoon, I spoke with Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02) about the America's Affordable Health Choices Act -- the most promising health care reform legislation in years. We discussed politics, misinformation, hypocrisy, economic recovery, the importance of grass-roots support, and the urgent need for reform. Representative Courtney makes his compelling case for the America's Affordable Health Choices Act in the way that only a former small business owner and policy maker who refuses taxpayer-subsidized health insurance can. As Representative Courtney concluded, when it comes to health care reform, "failure is not an option."

Check out the interview:

In Part II, we discuss politicians' hypocrisy and the future of health care reform.
(Click on the video below to watch.)

(Full Disclosure: the author of this post holds an unpaid summer internship position in Congressman Courtney's Washington DC office.)