Looks like the public option is still being discussed in the Senate.
Four senators have signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to pass a public option for insurance coverage through the use of reconciliation.
The list of signatories includes both usual and somewhat unusual suspects, from the progressive wing of the party — Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) — to less ideological lawmakers who find themselves in primary election contests — Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Col.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
I don’t really see this going anywhere, but crazier things have happened in this process — for better and worse.