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The public option failed, but is Obama to blame?

September 30, 2009

ObamaThe Pushing Rope blog covers a few reasons the public option failed in committee, “All the cynical outreach efforts by President Barack Obama to get Republican votes failed. I previously wrote the Obama and Baucus were crafting legislation that would mandate citizens buying private insurance and protect pharmaceutical industry profits.”

“Obama reneged on his campaign promise to hold open meetings with insurers and the pharmaceutical industry. Health insurers will get more customers and drug prices will continue to escalate.”

Why the Public Option Failed in the Senate [Pushing Rope]

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