Holy crap... I thought I heard Judy Woodruff say this on tonight's "News Hour". I just listened to the audio ("Other news") on their website, and there it is, right at the beginning.
Alright, maybe I'm just stone stupid, but I really thought that the "public option" proposals were going to be "funded" by premiums. The "government funding" only applied to subsidies which were independent of the insurance plan.
In other news today, there were growing signs the idea of including a government funded public option in healthcare reform is gaining new momentum.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted again that the final House bill will include a public insurance option. She pointed to reports that Senate Democratic leaders are now leaning toward doing the same thing.
If the News Hour can't get this story straight, then there's no hope for us.