Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Health Care Quote of the Day

"Well, first leader Reid has the option of putting [the public option] in the final bill. If he puts it in the final bill, in the combined bill, then you would need 60 votes to remove it, and there are clearly not 60 votes against the public option. And so we’re urging him to do that, and he is seriously considering it. Once it passes the Senate, if that were to happen, it is in the House bill, it is in the Senate bill, and it would have to be in the final product. So, it is very important to see if the public option is in the bill leader Reid puts together. He hasn’t yet made up his mind, but many of us who believe in the public option are urging him to do so. So far, we are getting heard."

--Sen. Chuck Schumer on The Rachel Maddow Show

Well, the gauntlet has been thrown down, let's see what Reid ends up doing with it. I'm guessin' he'll punt on the opponents' 1.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Let's hope Chuck's right.

Meanwhile,here's a must read for you, hot off Hoff Post:

It's just a different way of looking at what we already knew, but still worth a read (or even a blog post!).