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Unformatted text preview: companies were making trips to the white house to talk about the public-option. The insurance companies are against the public-option because this would cause their profits to greatly drop. Because of this they spent lots of money to lobby against it. According to Greenwald, the democrats were using the filibuster as an excuse to not have a public-option in the bill. When the filibuster was no longer a problem in passing the bill, then the democrats refused to talk about the public-option. This showed that they were just using the filibuster as an excuse. The Obama administration is getting a large amount of criticism because of not including the public-option in the bill. 23 senators said that they would have voted for the bill if there was a public-option. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/25/glenn_greenwald_dems_hiding_behind_filibuster...
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- Spring '10
- Economics, President of the United States, health insurance companies, public option