Democrats Have Tentative Deal To Drop Public Option (UPDATED)

Posted by | December 8, 2009 21:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

In an effort to get moderates on board, Democrats have dropped the public option from the health care bill, reports the Associated Press.

But liberals and moderates have been discussing an alternative, including a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage.


Additionally, talks centered on opening up Medicare to uninsured Americans beginning at age 55, a significant expansion of the large government health care program that currently serves the over-65 population.


UPDATE: Reuters is reporting that Harry Reid says reports the public option have been dropped are “not true.”

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