Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Triggered Public Option

via TPM,

I see Ben Nelson... the most conservative Democratic Senator has endorsed a "triggered" public option. As Jonathan Chait pointed out last week, a "triggered" public option was Olympia Snowe's idea. This is clearly a good sign for the prospects of a compromise.

Not ideal if you'll only except a strong public option from the start, but better than nothing in my humble opinion... but I'd be curious as to what John Cohn and Ezra Klein have to say about it. I don't know if there are any plans currently on the table to analyze though... probably just vague hand waving at this point, and the devil's always in the details with these things.