CNY: Rep. Dan Maffei supports "public option"
by Mark Weiner
Wednesday August 26, 2009
After hearing from all sides in the debate about health care reform, U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei has reached one conclusion: He will vote for a bill only if it includes an option for public health insurance.
"If there is no public option, I don't see that bill passing the House," Maffei said Tuesday at a meeting of The Post-Standard's editorial board. "I would not support a bill that doesn't have a strong public option, just as I wouldn't support bills that don't have private options."
It was the first time that Maffei, D-DeWitt, has said that a lack of a public option would be a deal-breaker when it comes to his vote.
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