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Prospects for public option dim in Senate

Washington Post, September 30, 2009

Senate Finance Committee members rejected two amendments to create a public option, dealing a crippling blow to the hopes of those seeking to expand the federal role in health coverage, according to the Washington Post. But supporters of the public option vowed to press on, expressing confidence that backing will grow as lawmakers consider the implications of relying on private insurers to bring about far-reaching reform.