"Public Option" Removed From Senate Health Care Reform Proposal

Senate Democrats have just hammered out a new version of their proposed health care reform proposal, and as a compromise they’ve removed the part about requiring a government-run insurance program. The public option is still part of the proposal, but now it will only be triggered if the private sector doesn’t create some new national nonprofit policies as spelled out by the government.

One of the better plain English explanations I’ve found over this latest news is at Slate, where Timothy Noah looks at each part of the compromise from a strategic, will-this-get-enough-votes perspective.

Public Option Wiki [Slate]
“Liberals, Rejoice!” [The Daily Beast]

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