Update: Senate Public Option Letter
Matt | On 03, Mar 2010
In my post last week titled, “The Little Public Option That Could..,” I shared the progress in the Senate about FINALLY bringing government health insurance back to life.
At that time, we had 16 senators on board to support the plan through a reconciliation vote in the Senate, which only requires 51 votes. Well, we are at 24 senators now that openly support the measure! Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bob Casey (D-PA) were the latest two to announce their support. Neither, however, has formally signed the letter asking that the public option be put back on the table. I need them to pull that pen out of their pocket protectors like YESTERDAY!
Still no Republican support of the public option. Go figure. The healthcare industry is all up in their pockets anyway. ::coughPIMPcough::