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Tell the Senate Democratic Caucus: Don’t give up on the public option

December 10, 2009

It looks like Democrats in the Senate might be preparing to give up on the public option. As negotiations continue behind close doors, word has come out above various deals that might be cut.

None of the proposals that have been floated ensure private insurance
companies will face meaningful competitive pressure. Even the most
attractive of these proposals won’t stop private insurance companies from
ripping us off. So while they may call whatever emerges a “compromise,” it
will substantively signal a total capitulation.

I just told the Democratic caucus in the Senate that any public option
that is not available nationwide on day one and is not run by a government entity accountable to Congress and the voters is not a true public option.
I hope you will too. Have a look and take action at the link below.


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