From The Hill, “Harkin: Public option backers eyeing second reconciliation bill“:
Public option supporters could offer a second reconciliation bill to establish the program, a top Democrat said Wednesday.
Supporters of creating a government-run public option health insurance program are considering moving the proposal after healthcare reform is finished via another budget reconciliation bill that would require just a simple majority to pass, said Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
Yikes. Next you know, they’ll try to turn the health care bill into a vehicle for nationalizing the student loan program.
(Hat tip: Ivan Osorio)
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