Huff Post: Conrad Moves Closer To Public Health Care After Negotiations

More good news. I’m still skeptical as to what all of this means. Lots of things can happen at the last minute when you’re working on legislation – things you won’t find out until it’s too late. Still, it’s the first good Health Care Reform news we’ve had in a while. From Ryan Grim at Huff Post:

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) moved sharply toward public health care Monday, saying that he could “absolutely” support major parts of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s compromise proposal for a public option after closed-door negotiations.

Conrad has backed a health care co-op proposal that advocates of a public option have thoroughly rejected. Schumer (D-N.Y.) took their side on Sunday in comments made to the Associated Press. “I don’t think I could say with a straight face that this [co-op proposal] is at all close to a nationwide public option,” Schumer said. “Right now, this co-op idea doesn’t come close to satisfying anyone who wants a public plan.”

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