Will Obama Insist on the Public Option?

By David Broder - June 11, 2009

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The goal of the Obama White House is to come up with a health-care plan that can attract bipartisan support. The president has told visitors that he would rather have 70 votes in the Senate for a bill that gives him 85 percent of what he wants rather than a 100 percent satisfactory bill that passes 52 to 48. There is good reason for that preference. When you are changing the way one-sixth of the...

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