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GOP Rep. Troubled Public Option Is "Cheaper" & Has "Clear Advantages"

TPM: If you ask most people whether politicians should be in the business of providing Americans better services at lower costs they'd probably say yes. But Rep. John Kline (R-MN)--ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee--seems to believe just the opposite. "There are some things in this legislation that I find particularly troublesome," Kline told Minnesota Public Radio. Specifically, he was thinking of the public option. "[O]ur fear is that if you actually get in there looking at the legislation that it's set up in a way that employers would increasingly opt to letting their employees move over to the public, to the public option. And because it is cheaper, it's designed to save money, which the government-run program has some very clear advantages, and the claims that it's gotta pay for itself that through the first three years of this there would be government subsidies." TPM: Key Republican Troubled That Public Option Is "Cheaper," Has "Clear Advantages"

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