WASHINGTON - October 15, 2009 The California Democrat said Thursday that any doubts about the
need for a so-called public option as part of health care overhaul
legislation should be laid to rest by recent actions of the health
She was referring to the industry funding a study and ad
campaign to attack a health care bill in the Senate.
Although the public option remains unpopular with business
groups, conservatives and some moderate Democrats, Pelosi says it
is imperative to help middle-class families afford insurance - and
will be included in the strongest form possible in the House's
health care bill.
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