(SENATE) Leader Reid 'Leaning' in Support of Public Option

October 2009
Aging News Alert;10/23/2009, p5
The article reports that inclusion of public option in healthcare reform legislation being considered in the U.S. Senate has gained support of Senate majority leader Harry Reid. Supporters of the proposal say that it would be beneficial to pre-Medicare eligible individuals between 50 and 64 years of age. Reid reportedly said that it would allow the uninsured to obtain government-backed health insurance if they are unable to obtain healthcare coverage from a commercial carrier.


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