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Monday, November 23, 2009

Lincoln website: Oops

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Sen. Blanche Lincoln was for a public option health plan before she was so ringingly against it in her speech Saturday. Better clean up that website, Sen. Lincoln.

Again: Would Lincoln have voted for Medicare and Medicaid? Or is a public option as bad as she cracks it up to be?

UPDATE: The website has been updated. From Lincoln's office:

... the website’s page  on health care was taken from a guest column that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on July 8, 2009, which posed various options that could be used to compete with private plans.  The page has been updated to reflect the latest action in the health care debate with Senator Lincoln’s floor speech from Saturday.  
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln: “My statement in July that posed various health care options that could be used to compete with private plans, including public option or non-profit option, should not be interpreted as my endorsement of a government-run health care plan.  In fact, during further Finance Committee deliberations in September, I determined that a robust, government-run public health care plan would expose taxpayers to too much risk in the future and I endorsed the Committee’s plan to create a non-profit option.  My only recorded votes on this subject to date occurred in the Finance Committee when I voted against amendments to include various forms of the public option in the Finance Committee bill.”

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