The state of the debate on the public option

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In a seeming about-face, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is leaning toward adding a public option onto the Senate’s health care reform bill. Reid met with President Obama yesterday to discuss the possible addition. Moderate Republicans, including Maine’s moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, are not happy about the addition, even if states can opt-out of the public plan. The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has more.

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