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Pelosi: Let's Wait And See What Public Option Compromise Comes Out Of The Senate


After the conference, Pelosi told reporters "there certainly is a great deal of appeal about putting people 55 and older on Medicare. That's something that people in the House have advocated for for years."

Pelosi said there's "not much" chance the House will simply take up the Senate bill (a process known informally as "ping ponging") but that differences between the two packages will be resolved in a conference between the two chambers.

"We haven't seen their bill," she said. "We don't know what their amendment process will be. But we would like to see a full conference."

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