Bill Clinton to the rescue

Former President Bill Clinton will meet privately with Senate Democrats for a pep talk on health care reform today, according to a senior leadership aide.

The Senate is on the verge of taking up a health care bill that will likely include a public health insurance option with an “opt out” provision for states who don't want to participate.

No one has seen the language of the bill because the Congressional Budget Office is working on cost analyses of several proposals devised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Clinton was the last president to attempt to pass health care. In the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Obama sduggested that the 42nd  president's efforts failed in part because his administration tried to put a plan together without the input of Congress.
 

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