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Pelosi tells House Dems she hasn’t given up on the public option

The public option is still under consideration (probably put off until they resolve the other issues) which is weird given the report that they are close to a deal:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday told her caucus she would not let the House be forced into signing off on the Senate’s healthcare bill.
At the same time, Pelosi told House liberals that the public option was still among the items under consideration by House, Senate and White House policy staff working on merging the two bills.

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anonymous reincarnate

posted January 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm

well, that’s a bit of good news to start my weekend. thanks!

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Paul Burke - Author Journey Home

posted January 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm

The MIDDLE CLASS should NOT be paying for this – more money needs to STAY in OUR paychecks so we can save, invest or spend to help bring the economy back. If these political weaklings tax our employee based healthcare to pay for this bill – that means a tax on the Middle Class and I will be furious.
Allegations of price-fixing, bid-rigging, exclusive sales contracts, local price cutting to freeze out competitors, and the dividing up of markets need to be fully explored through subpoenas and depositions (a law suit by all 50 States and joined by the Feds) so we can get rid of our dysfunctional corporate health care system that’s choking the economy to death.
Federal workers and retirees can select plans at a cost range from $100 dollars a month for the cheapest individual coverage to $500 dollars for the most expensive family plan. That plan should be available to EVERYONE.
I’m voting “MY” pocket book – I want lower premiums and less money taken out of my paycheck – if they want to help spur on the economy they will make sure this happens for the majority.
The bottom line is that 90% of the wealth concentrated in 1% of the population is no way to run a country, but a heck of a way to establish a royalty ruling class. Yacht sales can not sustain 350 million people.
I’m for the public option, competition and a level playing field or break up the big insurers like we did AT&T.
A slavish focus on profit margin might be good for the individual or a business, but it is one helluva lousy way to “govern” a Country. The GOP being a wholly owned subsidiary of Corporate America has a hard time with that concept.
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