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Woolsey retreats from public option demand for health care
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In an acknowledged turnabout, Rep. Lynn Woolsey said Tuesday she is prepared to vote for a health care bill that lacks a government-funded insurance plan, known as a public option.

“I’m not going to throw the baby out with the bath water,” Woolsey said, underscoring the need to get health care legislation through Congress. “We cannot stop health care from going forward.”