Sen. Landrieu On Public Option: ‘Government-Run, Taxpayer Subsidized’

U. S. Senate Photographic Studio-John Klemmer

Word on Capitol Hill today is that a public option may end up in the final Senate health care bill after all, but Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) doesn’t sound like she likes it very much.

During an interview with NPR’s “Tell Me More” today, Landrieu described the public option as a “government-run, taxpayer subsidized, national insurance plan.”

Opining on the polls showing support for public option, she said it was all about the phrasing of the question.

“I think if you asked, ‘Do you want a public option but it would force the government to go bankrupt,’ people would say ‘No,'” she said.

The Hill caught the NPR bit earlier. Listen to the full piece here.