tuesday eve:::Pelosi: A Public Option Is Essential...For the MomentBrian Beutler | September 8, 2009, 4:06PMSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidRead MoreHarry Reid, Health Care, House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Public Option, White HouseShareDigg This After a meeting with President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she believes a public option will be essential to passing a bill in the House of Representatives...for the time being anyhow."I believe that the public option will be essential to our passing a bill in the House of Representatives," Pelosi said. "[President Obama] said, if you have a better idea, put it on the table. So if somebody has a better idea of how to do that, put it on the table. For the moment, however, as far as our house members are concerned, the overwhelming majority of them support a public option."
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