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megimoo
10-05-2009, 12:57 AM
The death of the public option has been greatly exaggerated. While the President and is staff have been purposely wishy-washy about the government controlled insurance company option, the president has been hard at work, pulling out all the stops to put America well on the road to a single-payer system.
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The apparent "back-peddle" (The public option isn't what the bill is all about)was declared as the death of the public option by many pundits. And when the Senate Finance Committee recently rejected two different versions of the government-run option, many said that nailed the door shut.
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Fact is it was just a magicians sleight of hand to take the heat off the White House while the President and the Democratic Party lobbies while ignoring the will of the people, doing their best to force a government option down our collective throats.
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Despite months of seeming ambivalence about creating a government health insurance plan, the Obama White House has launched an intensifying behind-the-scenes campaign to get divided Senate Democrats to take up some version of the idea in the weeks just ahead.
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...Senior administration officials are holding private meetings almost daily at the Capitol with senior Democratic staff to discuss ways to include a version of the public plan in the health care bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to bring to the Senate floor later this month, according to senior Democratic congressional aides.
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Among those regularly in the meetings are Obama's top health care adviser, Nancy-Ann DeParle, aides to Reid, and Senate finance and health committee staff, both of which developed health care bills.snip

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are also laboring to reverse the impression that the public option is a politically risky vote for conservative Democrats.



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