"Make no mistake about it, there will be a public option in the final bill – some form of it."Wow. It doesn't get much more definitive that that.Charles Schumer on CBS’ Face the Nation this morning.
From Politico (who I'm not linking to it, sorry) via DKos' Bonsai66:
“We want it to be a fair level playing field, but you need something to keep the big boys honest. And the only thing that really is out there is a public option. We don’t trust the private insurance companies left to their own devices, and neither do the American people.”
Schumer also said that it’s possible that the Senate will reach agreement on health care legislation before August 8 -- the next Congressional recess.