So it seems one of the current healthcare bill being considered is one with an individual mandate and no public option. This means that you, yes, you (and definitely me) would be required to purchase health insurance, whether you can afford it or not, from the companies that will not, currently, sell you health insurance. I'm really angry about it. If you're angry about it, go call your senators and reps. Here in Oregon that's 202-224-3753 (Merkley) and 202-224-5244 (Wyden). Blumenauer, (503) 231-2300, is part of the CPC, which has stated they will vote against any plan without a public option.