Friday, September 25, 2009

Nancy Pelosi to Blue Dogs: Sit, Blue Dog, sit! Don't Make me Neuter You.

Nancy Pelosi is insisting on a health care bill that includes the public option. Pelosi also backed away from a July deal with Blue Dog Democrats to not base public option payments on the Medicare reimbursement rate. The Blue Dog coalition is reluctant to support a health care plan that includes a full blown public option.

The Hill reported:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday shot down a healthcare compromise that has been viewed as the best chance for getting a bipartisan bill through the Senate.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected the idea of a “trigger” for a public option. That means that the government-run healthcare plan would be a fallback option, enacted only if other reforms didn’t make healthcare more accessible.

“I don't even want to talk about a trigger,” Pelosi said...

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