House Dems push again for 'public option'
Dozens of House Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would amend the 2010 healthcare law to create a government-run health insurance option, or a so-called "public option." The Public Option Deficit Reduction Act, H.R. 261, was introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), along with 44 other House Democrats. Congress considered the creation of a government-run healthcare plan during the debate over the healthcare law, but it was eventually removed from the final bill that passed in 2010. Schakowsky says bringing it back would help reduce insurance premiums.
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