24 February 2010

Public Option Dead

The Hill: Democrats give up the fight — public option for healthcare is dead

After months on life support, the public option died Tuesday.

The White House and House leaders on Tuesday pronounced the government-run health program dead even as some Democratic senators continued their effort to resurrect it.

Throughout much of the healthcare debate, liberals have pressured the White House to push lawmakers in both chambers to support a government-run healthcare plan. The White House has said it generally supports a public option but has refrained from demanding that congressional leaders include it in their legislation.

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