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Public option is next big hurdle in health debate

New York Times, October 15, 2009

As the White House and Congressional leaders turned to working out big differences in the five healthcare bills, perhaps no issue loomed as a greater obstacle than whether to establish a government-run competitor to the insurance industry, the New York Times reports. One day after the Senate Finance Committee approved a measure without a public option, the question on Capitol Hill was how President Obama could reconcile the deep divisions within his party on the issue.