SURPRISE! Here Comes The Public Option

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.

Catherine Bragg Speaks For Small Business

Catherine Bragg is a small business owner in California, and on 8.31.09 she attended a townhall meeting with her non-representative, Lynn Woolsey, where she voiced her opinion about healthcare reform and received a standing ovation. On The Record interviewed her yesterday, and she was able to expand on what happened after she made her statement to her non-rep.

I want my representatives to get out of the way, they created the mess, they are the ones legislating it in California, they can fix this if they just open it up to competition.

I have been saying since before the fiasco on 11.4.08 that small business drives the economy of this country, and still NO ONE in our elitist government has done ANYTHING to help small businesses across the country.

A message for the House and Senate, (because I know you are here), the uproar is not going to stop, and now we are coming on 9.12.09.

Remember the letter Glenn Beck read that was addressed to our government from another small business owner?

I wonder how long it is really going to take for Horton To Hear The Whos?

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