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HEALTH REFORM Sanders still pushing to add 'public option'

Times Argus - 1:16 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010

U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders is not giving up on the public option.

Sanders, a Vermont independent, said he will consider adding an amendment creating a government-operated health insurance program to the final health care bill during the Senate's reconciliation process.

But before that happens, Sanders said he is hopeful - although not entirely optimistic - that a public option could be included in the health care bill sent to the Senate chamber by House lawmakers later this week.

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