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Be -- -- congress hold for the Thanksgiving holiday but they're gonna be back on Monday.
Democrats are trying to appease both liberals and moderates on health care.
But the hardest one to meet halfway might be -- independent senator Joseph Lieberman says he will quote stubbornly opposed any bill that includes a government run insurance option.
So to get any reform passed will Democrats -- then and drop the public option.
Let's ask Illinois democratic congressman Danny Davis.
Congressman Davis looks like.
Looks like Joseph Lieberman is digging in his heels on this one -- -- gonna do about it.
Well I don't put words he has dug in already.
But you know and there's negotiation -- and interactions.
Often times we find that people can change their positions.
Even if they're only -- a little bit.
And so I'm open that senator Lieberman will be able to strike a deal.
With senator Reid in the rest of the senate -- -- will be able to get a deal out of the senate.
By the way you know speaking -- since -- focus on Lieberman does does this suggest to you that.
Someone has already struck a deal with other holdouts like Ben Nelson and others.
Well it suggests to me about that the senate is serious enough about a deal that people were willing to put it.
-- -- table all the flow so that there could be -- debate there could be discussion.
I'm sure they're going to be some amendments paths.
And I'm sure it won't be the -- that we've got right now.
But I think your break and come out with something -- strong enough inclusive -- and help she really did change the way health care is delivered in America.
It will do good deal so in other words congressman that any bill is passed in your world that's considered a good bill.
Well not a -- but.
Certainly I wanna see.
A strong public option.
But I'm reconciled to the fact.
But the option may not be the one that I wanna see.
But I do woes through some public involvement opportunity.
I -- -- -- some serious competition.
And I wanna -- of the insurance industry.
Opportunity for people not restricted.
So having said that.
Do you think that to your colleagues in the senate are reconciled this way in other words you believe the leadership there is sort of just said okay we'll try our best to Lieberman but.
More -- likely we're gonna have to drop the public option.
Well look I'll very -- similar to -- necessarily.
Is that as good as as massive below street.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I think -- he would give and take some who spoke of merits or below through the broad Jews have to use the job.
Mobile but it will be accepted.
And so I think you've been watching what she's done.
And we're -- about what mobile.
Don't get yeah.
-- let's say the house bill goes through about the public option that you messed these two bills together the house and senate version.
That somehow the public option to be slip back into the bill.
Well that there are ways to I think that ultimately you can fees.
Things in a million -- votes in the house source clear and please don't send us in it during.
That does not have some public option.
-- -- and so when our club for -- is go to conference.
They're going to be push him -- hard.
No -- what is there in the civic deal.
And and hopefully they'll be able to meet.
We get away is somehow.
I want to -- -- -- in Cuba how side.
Because they're very red -- have.
Really more of what the American people won't.
Okay I don't have a lot of time I'm going over here but I -- -- get this clear so let's say you drop the -- they drop the public option in the senate it goes through and then you put the two versions together.
Would you still need this -- the sixty votes in the senate for the final bill -- -- Well I think you're gonna need agreement -- six to members of the senate.
In order to get a deal paths okay -- people -- and -- flop them and that but in the bottom -- and you need 66 dissimilar -- to agree okay thank you very much congressman.
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