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A Public Plan and ‘Unusual’ Secrecy

The AP (10/23, Espo) reports “senior Senate Democrats at work with White House officials on health care legislation are strongly considering a requirement for” a public option “with individual states permitted to drop out of the system.” Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D., “said in separate interviews they had been told the plan was drawing interest in the private negotiations unfolding in an ornate room in the Capitol down the hall from the Senate chamber.” The Senate negotiations “have proceeded in unusual secrecy, attended by Reid, two Senate committee chairmen, Sen., Max Baucus, D-Mont.,

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October 23, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , ,

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