Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ed Schultz: 51 Senators willing to vote YES on 'Public Option' if House votes first?

The crux seems to be that there are many senators who are willing to vote 'yes' on a public option (a government-run variation on Medicare to compete with private insurance companies) being inserted into the final health care reform bill if such a thing passes first in the House of Representatives. We've been jerked along so much that we're all starting to feel like Charlie Brown attempting to once again kick that football. But the math seems solid and the reasoning seems notable (no one wants to the 'one' senator who killed the public option). Of course, just what kind of public option we're talking about (and just who is eligible to buy into it) is not terribly clear. But let's cross that bridge when we come to it...

Scott Mendelson

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