Rockefeller Takes Lead In Opposing Co-op Proposal In Senate Finance Committee | Talking Points Memo

Time was that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took the lead among members of the Senate Finance Committee in swatting down the idea of eschewing a government-run health insurance plan in favor of a system of health care co-operatives. Hypothetically, he said, one could construct a co-op plan that mimicked the public option, but such a construct wouldn’t win the support of committee Republicans, and a weaker version would be a non-starter.

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