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Sebelius: If Senate Leadership Wants A Public Option, Obama Will 'Absolutely' Fight For It (VIDEO)

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On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow asked Sebelius about Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) letter that calls for Senate leadership to put a public option into the health reform bill through reconciliation. So far, 18 Senators have signed the letter.

Maddow asked if the administration would fight for a public option, should the senators bring it "back into the fold."

Sebelius: "Certainly, if it's part of the decision of the Senate leadership to move forward. Absolutely."

She added that the "president said from the outset he thought that was a great way to provide cost reduction and competition, but if that is not the choice of the majority moving forward, there are other ways to get there."

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