Senate Committee Rejects Public Option

Moments ago:

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected an amendment to a sweeping health-care overhaul bill that would have created a government-run insurance plan option. Authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., the amendment failed by a vote of 15 to 8. Rockefeller said a so-called “public option” would have offered a competitor to private insurance companies.

Congratulations to the deathers, the teabaggers, the GOP, World Net Daily, the wealthy, the Christianists, the well-insured and everybody else who said, “Fuck you, poor people, I gots mine.”