Harkin: votes are there for public option

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Cumming, Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said today that he has the votes in the 100-member Senate to pass a health care reform bill that includes a public option.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-New Hartford, Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said this morning that he didn’t think the committee would pass a bill that includes the public option.  The Finance Committee has voted down two  attempts to include a public option in the committee’s health care reform package.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.