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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hoyer could back bill without public option

by Jennifer Haberkorn

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that he was willing to vote for a health care reform bill that does not have a controversial "public" insurance option because the current proposals contain many positive insurance industry reforms.

"If the public option weren't in there, I would still support the bill," said Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, pointing, for instance, to changes that would ban insurance companies from denying coverage to patients with pre-existing health problems.

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.