U.S. Senator Max Baucus has finally broken his silence regarding his personal position on including a public option in health care reform legislation. Last Monday night (8/17), in an unprecedented conference call to Montana Democratic central committee chairs, the powerful leader of the Senate Finance Committee told his strongest supporters that he supported a public option.Also joining Carbon and Missoula Counties in adopting the Unified Statement are Beaverhead County, Dawson County, Fergus County, Golden Valley County, Hill County, Jefferson County, Lake County, MadisonHowie P.S.: Why am having so much trouble believing that Baucus really is for the public option? H/t to Ben Smith. It turns out there some other skeptics among us, here and here.
County, Meagher County, Ravalli County, Richland County, Roosevelt County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County, Sweet Grass County, and Teton County.
I posted the actual resolution and my take on how this happened over at http://montanamaven.com
Monday, August 24, 2009
Baucus: “I Want a Public Option”
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