Dionne: Public Option Still Alive, Lawmakers Who Oppose It, Should Love It

12/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The strangest aspect of the debate over a public option for health coverage is that the centrists who oppose it should love it.

It doesn't involve a government takeover of the health-care system. The idea is that only consumers who want to enroll in a government-run health plan would do so. Anyone who preferred private insurance could get it.

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