The Dems are renaming the public option:
The plan, called the “robust” option or “Medicare Plus 5″ in the jargon that has emerged on Capitol Hill, ties provider reimbursement rates to Medicare, adding 5 percent. Leaders are planning to roll the bill out next week, and are hoping to vote the first week in November
Fred called this one on September 30th:
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The Senate Finance Committee voted down a public option amendment to the health care bill. Does that mean it’s finally dead?
Probably not. They’ll just change the name and put it back up again. So if you hear about the “super duper non-private double-happy health care delight option”, be suspicious.
Prescience is just one of The Fred’s many awesome powers.