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    Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    A leader of the House liberals' caucus said Monday she'll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.

    Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she plans to unveil legislation to add the government-run option to the national healthcare exchange established by legislation President Barack Obama is to sign tomorrow.

    "We will introduce a robust public option bill on the very day the president signs the reconciliation bill into law," Woolsey said Monday during an interview on MSNBC.
    "Every single member who I've mentioned to reintroducing the robust public option has said, 'Sign me on,'" she said.

    The California congresswoman's effort could be compared in a way to Republican efforts emerging Monday. A number of House and Senate GOP lawmakers have gotten behind bills to repeal the bill, which was passed Sunday night.
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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's empty. It would have to pass the senate, which it won't. This is probably the only good thing about it all, the bill that passed is nothing but more regulation and needless taxes and spending, it could have been much worse. This bill is pretty easily repealed...or at the least the tax and spend portions are.
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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Sweet, Now that democrats know they can win without republicans maybe we can get the heath care reform bill we wanted the first time.

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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    This is all talk right now, I doubt this will actually happen though. But personally I hope it does because I'm more in favor of the Robust Public Option and don't really support most of the things in the bill that the President signed on today.
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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Eh, I'll get interested when something makes it out of committee. Properly set up, a public option could provide some much needed competition to the insurance market. Taking out a profit motive and multi-million dollar executive pay will force private companies to get pretty efficient.

    .... of course, "efficient" just might mean denying more claims...
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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapper View Post
    Sweet, Now that democrats know they can win without republicans maybe we can get the heath care reform bill we wanted the first time.
    Because government's job is to give us what we want, regardless of cost or right.

    Unfortunately, now that they got past this major hurdle, socialized medicine is just a matter of time.

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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Eh, I'll get interested when something makes it out of committee. Properly set up, a public option could provide some much needed competition to the insurance market. Taking out a profit motive and multi-million dollar executive pay will force private companies to get pretty efficient.

    .... of course, "efficient" just might mean denying more claims...
    You mean total government takeover of all hospitals, etc. That is what you want, Bolsheveik!


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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    You mean total government takeover of all hospitals, etc. That is what you want, Bolsheveik!
    Yep, and next is the people seizing the means of production. Just like right after Social Security was passed. Errr. Right after Food Stamps were created. Errr. Right after Public Schools were offered. Errr, right after we created roads with tax money. Errr. Well, I guess socialized services really aren't the end of the world. Never mind.

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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    You mean total government takeover of all hospitals, etc. That is what you want, Bolsheveik!
    Nah. Socialized medicine works decently in the UK but I like Canada's method of keeping medical professionals private better.
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    Re: Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Nah. Socialized medicine works decently in the UK but I like Canada's method of keeping medical professionals private better.
    But we are not Canuckistan, Bolsheveik.


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