I don’t buy it. I don’t believe it. If Public Option is not included it is because Pelosi, Reid and the President, despite what they say, do not support it.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would not include a public option in a health care reconciliation package that the House will send to the Senate.
“We’re talking about something that is not going to be part of the legislation,” Pelosi said, noting “with sadness” that the public insurance option won’t be part of legislation. “I’m quite sad that the public option is not in there,” she said.
Earlier Thursday, a spokesman to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Majority Whip, said Durbin would “aggressively whip” a health care bill that included a public option.
Pelosi, however, put the onus back on the Senate, saying that the chamber didn’t have the votes needed for it.
“It did not prevail. What we will have in reconciliation will be something that is agreed upon, House and Senate, that they can pass and we can pass… It isn’t in there because they don’t have the votes.”
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Posted on March 13, 2010, in Congress, Health Care, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Word from Bill and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. They don’t have the votes for it. Hell, they don’t have the votes to pass the Senate bill in the House in order to move to their planned misuse of the reconciliation process.

    But don’t blame the GOP; they have not been allowed to be involved in crafting ObamaCare, so it’s all on the Dems.

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