The pulbic option that would nationalize the nation’s health care was rejected two times today in the Senate Finance Committee. The amendments were opposed by all Republican members on the committee.
In today’s Senate Finance Committee mark-up, the public option amendment introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer was defeated by a 10-13 vote.
Democratic Sens. Baucus, Conrad, and Lincoln voted no, joining all Republicans.
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We don’t expect any more public option votes in committee.
Democratic proposals passed by another Senate committee and by three House committees all include the public option so it is not dead yet.