Pelosi lacks votes for public option

Speaker Nancy Pelosi counted votes Thursday night and determined she could not pass a “robust public option” — the most aggressive of the three forms of a public option House Democrats have been considering as part of a national overhaul of health care.

Pelosi’s decision—coupled with a significant turn of events yesterday during a private White House meeting—points to an increasingly likely compromise for a “trigger” option for a government plan.

Administration officials have been telling POLITICO for weeks now that this the most likely compromise because it can probably satisfy liberals—albeit only reluctantly and after many vent frustration and some even threaten to walk away from the bill.

This would clear the way for backers to sneak a limited public option through the Senate by attracting moderate Democrats and then to win President Barack Obama’s signature.

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3 Responses to "Pelosi lacks votes for public option"

  1. woody188  October 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

    LOL, she hasn’t the votes for a plan without a public option either.

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  2. griff  October 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

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  3. almandine  October 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    And the beat goes on…

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