Could the public option be revived?That would be the same Jim McDermott that was hanging with Saddam on the eve of the Iraq War. The Soros wing of the Democratic party could try and put this to the floor. It has a snow ball's chance in hell of becoming law.
Months after a Republican filibuster helped kill off a government-run health plan under the new health-care law, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott and other U.S. House Democrats are calling anew for a Medicare-like public insurance plan that would compete with private carriers.
This time, the Democrats are taking their arguments straight out of the Republican handbook, saying a public plan would lower the deficit.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., Wednesday evening introduced the Public Option Act. McDermott is among the 128 co-sponsors. Others include the chairmen of the three House committees, and their three subcommittees, with jurisdiction over health care.
Mere mention of the idea, however, once again brings health care to the front of our minds and that helps Republicans.