Pelosi: Public option is "next best", after single payer. Don't the American people deserve the best?
Pelosi at C&L:
For 30 years I have supported a single payer plan, but our next best choice is to support an exchange and a public option.
I'm with Obama on this one:
In 2003, that is. Bill Moyers:
In 2003, a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama told an AFL-CIO meeting, "I am a proponent of a single-payer universal healthcare program...
All of you know we might not get there immediately because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate and we have to take back the House."
Well, we gave the Dems that, plus 60 votes in the Senate.
So let me translate what Leader Nance is saying: "I supported single payer for 30 years until I had the chance to try and pass it."
Why don't the American people deserve the best, Nancy?
NOTE See Hipparchia here on things to do.