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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Senate Democrats seek public option compromise | Reuters

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Senate Democrats seek public option compromise | Reuters: "Senate Democrats hunted for a compromise on a government-run insurance plan and battled Republicans on home care for the elderly on Saturday during a rare weekend work session on a sweeping healthcare overhaul.
With Democratic leaders pushing to finish the bill by the end of the year, President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on Sunday to encourage urge them to work out their differences on his top domestic priority.
Democrats met behind closed doors on Saturday in search of a compromise on the biggest remaining stumbling block, a government-run 'public' plan to compete with private insurers.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid asked a group of liberal and moderate Democratic senators to find common ground that could attract the 60 votes he needs to overcome Republican procedural hurdles."

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