Senate REJECTS Both Public Option Amendments

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    Senate Finance Committee Rejects Both Public Option Amendments

    By William Branigin

    Washington Post Staff Writer

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009; 4:50 PM

    The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected two Democratic amendments that would have created a government-run "public option" as part an overhaul of the nation's health-insurance system, with the panel's chairman bowing to staunch Republican opposition that he said would prevent final passage of a bill containing such a provision


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    They tackled the BIG issue. Now they can solve the problems MOST Americans are concerned about.

    What a relief.
     
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    UPDATE 2-US Senate panel rejects public healthcare option | Markets | Markets News | Reuters
     
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    That's just one bill that couldn't even make it out of committee. There are 4 others. This one stinks.
     
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    Yep...funny thing...the public option is popular among the masses. But the Baucuas bill sucked big time.

    The public option will happen one day, simply because there's no other way.
     
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    Cite a source, Ravtard.
     
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    Germany and Switzerland do just fine without a public option. So obviously, there IS another way.

    Care to explain that?
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9GMKK_fWKg"]ABC's John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama's anti-American 'Health Care' Plan[/ame]
     
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    I hate to break this to you, but there hasnt been a public option for the past 10000 years of human history and we've done quite fine.

    So if you think there is no other way, then you're just plain stupid.
     
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    Both countries run not for profit carriers that make money on administering the plans. So they aren't effectively any different than a public option with contracted administrative personnel.
     

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