Pelosi: I Can't Pass Bill Without Public Option

09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will be unable to pass health-care legislation in her chamber if it doesn't include a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

"There's no way I can pass a bill in the House of Representatives without a public option," Pelosi said during a press conference in San Francisco.

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