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HCAN's Kirsch: We're Glad To See Strong Support For Public Option...Let's Do It

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In other words, he's pleased. Pelosi, he says, is announcing to fence-sitting Democrats: "Here's a plan that saves money for taxpayers, saves money for families, saves money for small businesses... let's do it."

Included under HCAN's umbrella are hard-line progressive groups as well as groups working the inside game for reform. As such, HCAN has straddled the temperamental divide between the two factions--eschewing for the most part the harshest rhetoric of the left flank of the reform community, but at the same time unafraid to call the Baucus bill--which does not include a public option--a "failure."