--2 Breaking: Bingaman Votes for Public Option, Amendments Die Anyway (Updated)
         
Dec. 9, 2016

Breaking: Bingaman Votes for Public Option, Amendments Die Anyway (Updated)

September 29, 2009, 12:00 am
By SFR Staff
This just in from Politico's Twitter: The Rockefeller Amendment to create a public health insurance option has died 8-15.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman's spokeswoman Jude McCartin tells SFR that Bingaman was one of the eight to vote for the public option. McCartin says Bingaman hopes to make a statement later today, but there are still a shit ton of amendments to get through.

KSFR has an update: Bingaman also voted for the Schumer Amendment to create a public option. That one died 10-13.

Update, 4pm. Bingaman has released the following statement:
If we're going to drive down health care costs for the long term, we need to have adequate competition in the marketplace.  I strongly believe we should create a non-profit entity to compete with insurance companies to offer the best care at the lowest cost. While neither public option amendment considered today was approved, we still have an opportunity to write a bill that encourages healthy competition.

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Morning Word: Dozens of Problems Could Stall WIPP Reopening

Morning Word  Officials say they'll take the time needed to make the improvements to ensure a safe re-opening. ... More

Dec. 08, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
November 9, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland  
November 16, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close