Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), co-chair of the progressive caucus, is making good on her promise to continue pushing for a public health insurance option after the enactment of sweeping reform legislation.
On Thursday afternoon, the Northern California congresswoman announced the introduction of a bill offering consumers a choice between private plans and a “robust” public plan in the health insurance exchanges set up by the law.[...]
The bill currently has 121 co-sponsors in the House, Woolsey said, and has won strong praise from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
The bad news… Even if this comes to a vote in the House, and even if it passes, there’s very little chance it will be taken up by the Senate. At least not this year.