SURPRISE! Here Comes The Public Option

Remember when Nazi Nancy stated that once they kick down the healthcare door, more legislation would follow? Lynn Woolsey is planning on introducing the ‘robust public option’ bill tomorrow when Bahana C. Obama signs the fascist health care bill into law.

Liberal caucus leader will introduce new public option bill

A leader of the House liberals’ caucus said Monday she’ll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she plans to unveil legislation to add the government-run option to the national healthcare exchange established by legislation President Barack Obama is to sign tomorrow.

“We will introduce a robust public option bill on the very day the president signs the reconciliation bill into law,” Woolsey said Monday during an interview on MSNBC.

The public insurance option had been a part of the healthcare legislation first approved by the House in November, but Senate Democratic leaders were forced to abandon the provision after it became clear that they wouldn’t be able to get all 60 Democrats (at the time) to sign onto legislation containing that provision.

Woolsey and her co-chairman of the caucus, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), had pushed for the public option throughout the different stages of the health debate, but still ended up voting in favor of the legislation in the end, despite some threats to do otherwise earlier in the process.

Some Senate Democrats, like Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), have spoken of revisiting the public option down the line, too.

And although it’s not clear whether the votes are there to advance such a measure, Woolsey said she’d seen some enthusiasm for her measure.

“Every single member who I’ve mentioned to reintroducing the robust public option has said, ‘Sign me on,'” she said.

The California congresswoman’s effort could be compared in a way to Republican efforts emerging Monday. A number of House and Senate GOP lawmakers have gotten behind bills to repeal the bill, which was passed Sunday night.

8 thoughts on “SURPRISE! Here Comes The Public Option”

  1. When people hear public option, they think it’s for free. It’s NOT free…nothing is free. Someone is going to have to pay for it and it will be the taxpayers and the people paying for health insurance premiums now. Remember, Obama believes, “our individual salvation depends on ‘collective’ salvation”.

    Karl Marx claimed religion was an opiate of the masses. He felt the wealthy bourgeoisie cynically used religion as a device to keep the poor in their misery and squalor so they would find it immoral to rise up and overthrow the capitalist oppressors.

    Obama and Marx are of one mind.

  2. 90, million gun owners in America, yet the Communist took over without a shot being fired in America’s defense. Have we become the sheople that Putin spoke of in his speech. God, guns, and guts made America, where are they now?

  3. We all have to fight hard. I was babysitting my grandson this evening and when my son came home he said to me, “You’re not wearing a black arm band”. I said that there is no time for mourning. We have a lot of fighting to do.

    • Why would any of us be in mourning? This POS bill will not stand. No one is supposed to be getting any benefits for years; think the bill will last that long?

      This bill is a revenue stream for the government for a few more years, “managing the decline”…that’s all.

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