Public Option Compromise For Insurance Competition

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 12:38 PM EDT) -- It is clear that President Obama is unwilling to lead the effort to push for Democrats to support his effort to make the health insurance marketplace more competitive with a single public option.

The recent votes in the Senate Finance Committee which shot down two amendments to add a public option to Chairman, Senator Max Baucus’, D-Mont., bill is a clear demonstration of the difficult road ahead.

While not dead yet, in the interest of having an acceptable “Plan B” in our back pocket in the...
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