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Democrats~ Don't like a public option?

23 Dems have said they will vote ‘no’ on healthcare reform

At least 23 House Democrats already have told constituents or hometown media that they oppose the massive healthcare overhaul touted by President Barack Obama.

If Republicans offer the blanket opposition they’ve promised, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can afford to lose only 38 members of her 256-member caucus and still pass the bill.

Most Democrats opposed to healthcare reform argue it costs too much, imposes a new tax and fines businesses that don’t provide insurance to employees. Some fear that the bill would subsidize abortion.
Pelosi has vowed to include in the bill a government-run insurance plan, commonly called a “public option,” to compete with private insurers.

Many centrist opponents of the bill don’t like the public option, or don’t want to vote on such a controversial plan when it’s unlikely to become law.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (5)

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2009


    Answer by mamakirs at 2:39 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Dems don't like whats proposed. Far left libs do. Abortion is included in the bill. I don't care what they try to spin about it.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:02 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Wow, it's quiet in this question. I think I can hear crickets.


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • WHAT? But, but... everyone wants it! You hear me, everyone! LOL

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

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