Friday 11 September 2009

Save the public option in conference?

From MSNBC -- Lobbyists for labor and liberal groups monitoring the issue acknowledge privately that the public option is probably a nonstarter in the Senate, and their best hope for reviving the idea is to pass legislation without it and then fight hard for it in House-Senate negotiations to produce a final product before Congress sends Obama a health bill.

Perhaps that's the fallback position if the reconciliation route doesn't get it done.

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