Rep. Lynn Woolsey plans to introduce public option

Woolsey reaffirms her plans to introduce public option in the House tomorrow.

Sister Toldjah

Give an inch, they take miles:

A leader of the House liberals’ caucus said Monday she’ll introduce new legislation to revive the public option.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she plans to unveil legislation to add the government-run option to the national healthcare exchange established by legislation President Barack Obama is to sign tomorrow.

“We will introduce a robust public option bill on the very day the president signs the reconciliation bill into law,” Woolsey said Monday during an interview on MSNBC.

The public insurance option had been a part of the healthcare legislation first approved by the House in November, but Senate Democratic leaders were forced to abandon the provision after it became clear that they wouldn’t be able to get all 60 Democrats (at the time) to sign onto legislation containing that provision.

Woolsey and her co-chairman of the caucus, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), had pushed for the public option throughout the different stages of the health debate, but still ended up voting in favor of the legislation in the end, despite some threats to do otherwise earlier in the process.

…Earlier this month Woolsey, a shameless apologist for an admitted rapist and who also late last year suggested the IRS should “scruitinze” Catholic bishops for … their strong support of the “Stupak amendment”, wrote an opinion piece for Roll Call in which she said she’d introduce the politically poisonous public option the day after ObamaCare passed. Because the monstrosity that is ObamaCare just is not, you know, complete without a “public option.”

The article, with video of Woolsey, continues at Sister Toldjah.

See also “Reid promises to add public option to health care ‘in the coming months’

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