In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Schumer: Let's Use Reconciliation Wherever We Can


Schumer also said he doesn't think much of the "trigger option," under which a government-run insurance plan would become available only if insurance companies fail to lower rates and bend to other reforms.

"I personally don't particularly like the trigger, particularly if its three years or four years down the road. It depends on how you set up the trigger, but [if] your measure is concentration in the insurance industry and the lack of competition as a result of that concentration -- we're there already," he said.