Senate health bill will embrace 'public option'

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    Reid: Health care bill to include public option - USATODAY.com

    WASHINGTON — A Senate health care bill being crafted behind the scenes will include a government-run insurance program that would allow individual states to opt out of it, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
    The latest iteration of the "public option," which would require state governments to decide by 2014 whether to take part, is intended to soothe opposition to one of the most controversial provisions in the broader effort to revamp the nation's health care system.

    "I think it's the fairest way to go," Reid said, adding that he has sent the proposal to the Congressional Budget Office to determine its cost. "It's something I believe all the national polls show a wide majority of Americans" support.
     
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    Hooray deathboards! Hooray free stuff from the government! Hooray!
     
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    States can opt out, and good luck with their representatives being reelected if they do.

    The Associated Press: Senate health bill will embrace 'public option'

    Senate health bill will embrace 'public option'
    By DAVID ESPO (AP) – 17 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON — Health care legislation heading for the Senate floor will give millions of Americans the option of purchasing government-run insurance coverage, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday, although he stopped short of claiming the 60 votes needed to pass a plan steeped in controversy.
    Reid, D-Nev., said individual states would have the choice of opting out of the program.
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    Yeah....They'll be able to "opt out" like they were in the imposing of insurance laws, seat belt laws, speed limits, lowering the BAC to .08.....

    Wanna buy a bridge, anyone?
     
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    1. there is no deathboards.
    2. There is no free health care..
    3. Try snd hsve a clue, before you open your mouth!
     
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    Gee, Reid again demonstrating that he doesn't get it.
    What a pitiful attempt at a compromise. I suspect he will just piss off both sides.
    The bill is dead. The GOP won't vote for it, except for some turncoats like Snowe. And a lot of conservative Dems won't go for it either.
    And Reid's career is done come 2010.
     
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    This is a brillant political move by Reid. If it passes and survives the House (it assuredly would), then the GOP in the conservative states would have to face voters who all of sudden will be paying attention far more closely than ever before. Yelling "Iraq" and waving the flag will not save the conservatives on this one. What an incredibly smart try by Reid.
     
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    My state is already going to opt out of it so what difference does it make if they put that provision in there since we already have that power to nullify anyways.
     

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