Sebelius: Public option not ‘essential’

By David Edwards
Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:29 EDT
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNN’s John King that insurance co-ops could work in place of a government insurance option. Sebelius said that there should be “choice and competition” but a public option was not “essential.”

“I think what’s important is choice and competition and I’m convinced at the end of the day, the plan will have both of those. But [a public option] is not the essential element,” said Sebelius.

This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Aug. 16, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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