WASHINGTON (AP) - Liberal members of Congress are making clear their unhappiness at the administration's seeming abandonment of the public option portion of health care reform.
In a letter to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the head of the Congressional Black Caucus say a robust public option is essential for health care that is accessible, guaranteed and of high-quality.
They say to take it off the table would be a grave error.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the public option will be part of the bill to be considered by the House.
She also says it's the best way to lower costs, improve the quality of health care, ensure choice and expand coverage.