11/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Public Option Debate Poised To Explode In Senate Tuesday

The debate over whether to create a public insurance plan to compete with private plans is about to explode in the Senate Finance Committee. The stakes are high and so is the suspense.

It's unclear what the outcome will be Tuesday when the committee, continuing work on its 10-year, $900 billion health reform bill, is scheduled to take up three versions of a public health insurance option.

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