The Public Option Trap

J. M. C.
November 2009
Progressive Populist;11/15/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p2
The author reflects on the inclusion of national health insurance plan in the health care reform bill that will be sent to the U.S. Senate as announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He examines the proposal of Reid for a public option which is said to be limited to those who are not covered by their employers. He suggests that Senate Democrats should pass the public option via budget reconciliation which cannot be filibustered or outnumber the votes of those against the bill.


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