On a press call just now, Senator Schumer made a prediction: The bill signed into law by the President will include a strong public health insurance option.
The bill passed through three House committees has a public option. The HELP bill has a public option. The conservative Finance committee is out of step with the rest of Congress, and whatever happens tomorrow is not indicative of what will happen when the bills get married together.
The public option is essential. We cannot bring down costs and keep the insurance industry in check without it.