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Robust Public Option Health Care Bill with 121 Co-Sponsors Introduced in Congress

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  • Bill offers consumers a choice between pricey private health plans and a "robust" public plan in the health insurance exchanges set up by the law.
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  • Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick
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Sahil Kapur, Raw Story<m>

What, did you think the fight for health care reform was over?

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), co-chair of the progressive caucus, is making good on her promise to continue pushing for a public health insurance option after the enactment of sweeping reform legislation.

On Thursday (July 22) afternoon, the Northern California congresswoman announced the introduction of a bill offering consumers a choice between private plans and a "robust" public plan in the health insurance exchanges set up by the law.

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"The robust public option offers lower-cost competition to private insurance companies," Woolsey told Raw Story. "This will make insurance more affordable for those who do not have it and keep insurance affordable for those who do. We are introducing the public option now so is will be available as a ready-made off set or deficit reducer in this or the next Congress."

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Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick, Chris Hedges, TruthDig

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  • The new health care legislation not only mocks the lofty promises made by President Barack Obama, exposing most as lies, but sadly reconfirms that our nation is hostage to unchecked corporate greed and abuse.
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  • The dizzying array of technical loopholes in the bill—written in by armies of insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists—means that these companies, which profit off human sickness, suffering and death, can continue their grim game of trading away human life for money.
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