Many anticipate the passage of a health care bill in the Senate may not occur this year.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – The passage of a health care bill in the House may not be followed by a swift passage in the Senate. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the bill has been stalled in the Senate by several who do not agree with the inclusion of a government run public health care option.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is quoted by the Associated Press (AP), as stating of the legislation, “The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate.”
As noted by the AP, some may be willing to support a plan that would allow a public option in the future in the event that private markets show no sign of reform. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. is quoted in the report as stating of what has been labeled a “trigger” option, “If the private market fails to reform, there would be a fallback position… It should be triggered by choice and affordability, not by political whim.”
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