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Is the Public Insurance Option Gone for Good?
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) finally released his manager’s amendment on Saturday, noticeably missing was the state opt-in public insurance option that had been included in the original Senate healthcare reform bill last month. he public option became a hot issue when it became apparent that several Democratic and independent senators—who are needed for the 60 votes to advance the bill—would oppose the bill if the option remained.

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