Pelosi (D-Calif.) rejected the idea of a "trigger" for a public option. That means that the government-run healthcare plan would be a fallback option, enacted only if other reforms didn’t make healthcare more accessible.
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), who is being courted by the Obama administration as their best hope for getting a Republican to sign on to President Barack Obama's healthcare initiative, supports a trigger. But Pelosi does not.
"I don't even want to talk about a trigger," Pelosi said at her weekly press conference. She said the "attitude" of her fellow Democrats is that "a trigger is an excuse for not doing anything."
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