Pelosi: House Health Bill Needs Gov’t-Run Plan
(NEWSMAX) SAN FRANCISCO — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there’s no way the House can pass a health overhaul bill that doesn’t include a new public insurance plan.
Her comments at a news conference Thursday in San Francisco come as the White House faces a liberal backlash for indicating openness to leaving a public plan out of a final health bill.
Pelosi has said repeatedly that health care legislation in the House would have a public plan, but her statement Thursday left no room for doubt.
Liberals insist a new public insurance plan is essential, but Republicans almost uniformly oppose it.