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Pelosi: House health bill needs public plan

 

August 21, 2009



JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO

A health overhaul bill that doesn't include a new public insurance plan won't pass the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a Thursday press conference. "There's no way I can pass a b i l l i n t h e Ho u s e o f Representatives without a public option," she said after a round-table meeting with community members and faithbas ed l eade rs in a San Francisco church. Pelosi has said repeatedly that health care legislation in the House would have a public plan but he r c omment s Thursday left no room for doubt. The White House is facing a...



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