At least four signatories to a July letter drawing a line in the sand over a public option have suggested that they may be willing to support a compromise proposal to "trigger" a public option only as a fallback if other reforms don’t produce results on their own.
"Any bill that does not provide, at a minimum, for a public option with reimbursement rates based on Medicare rates…is unacceptable," the letter read. "We simply cannot vote for such a proposal."
Among the signatories were Reps. Mike Capuano (D-MA) Jim McGovern (D-MA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and Sam Farr (D-CA), who now say that definitions of "public option" may vary. MORE HERE
TPMDC: Progressives Begin to Wobble on Public Option Commitment
Brian Beutler | September 8, 2009, 12:27PM
I wonder what they got for it.