The prospects for a public option -- a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers -- appeared dim after Senate Democrats decided they could
The prospects for a public option — a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers — appeared dim after Senate Democrats decided they could not muster the necessary 60 votes and passed a health care reform bill without one. But recently, the public option has shown signs of life, as an increasing number of Democratic senators have pledged to support passage of a bill with a public option through budget reconciliation rules, which would require only 50 votes. This scoreboard, updated daily, can serve as your one-stop shop for senators’ stances on a public plan — in their own words. It contains senators’ opinions on both the public option itself and the strategy of passing it through reconciliation. Stop back daily for the latest news.
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Thanks to Julissa Treviño for her tireless work in compiling this scoreboard.
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