What Yesterday's Health Care Vote Meant: Nothing

Everyone who was hyperventilating about yesterday’s Senate Finance vote on the public option needs to take a deep breath: “[W]hatever clears the Senate will have to be reconciled with the House version-which may well contain a Rockefeller-style public option. It is in that House-Senate conference committee, where both sides will have equal weight, that the real action on the public option will take place. Compared to that, Tuesday’s Finance Committee activity is nothing.”

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