POLITICS
03/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

House Democrats Pushing Plan To Revive Public Option

The idea seems extraordinarily far-fetched: Could the public option make a comeback? With health care reform in serious trouble, you'd think the last thing Dems should be doing is wasting their time trying to revive the idea of including a public plan as part of reform. But a growing number of House Dems are pushing an interesting strategy along these lines that's worth a look.

To wit: Now that the idea of passing a fix to the Senate bill via a majority vote is being considered, why not revive the public option as part of that fix? A simple majority of Senators favors one, so such a fix could presumably pass via reconciliation.

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