Rumors are, that the public option will be dropped from the Health Care Bill.... It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Items of interest:
The move is intended to bring the Blue Dog Democrats into the fold, and possibly appeal to Republicans as well. Some Liberal Dems, though, say they would find it hard to support a bill without a public option.
Will they actually remove the public option? Or will they just toe in some sort of substitute under another name... like "compassionate option" or "people's option", or will they just shift from offering a public option to regulating the insurance industry to the point where it might as well be offered by the government - since they'll be running it anyway.
If they do remove the public option, I'd like to see a new breakdown of costs by the CBO. One would assume that taking that part out would result in a SERIOUS reduction in taxpayer cost, wouldn't you?
Should be interesting days comin'.....