Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) pledged her support for a public health care option in April, two months before she announced opposition to such a plan, according to a signed letter she sent to a major reform coalition dated April 11.
Read the letter, obtained by the Huffington Post, here.
"I'm not open to it. I'm not open to a public option," Landrieu told the Huffington Post early Tuesday afternoon. "However, I will remain open to a compromise, a full compromise. Public option is not something that I support. I don't think it's the right way to go."
The idea that we don't have the "single payer plan" not on the table to negotiate with is insane to me. Instead of at least using it as a bargaining chip, we start with the public option. And now these American hating politicians will try to comprise the heck out of the public option. You know what that means. They will try to make it worthless so the health industrial complex prospers at the expense of the health of the American family. I promise you we are not standing down. Some of us are in the middle of planning an action. I'll let you know about the details when we have it...