The 'Public Option' Stays Alive for Another Day

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Rumors that the "public option" was dead "were greatly exaggerated," according to one senior Democrat. Now, both the House and the Senate will debate healthcare reform bills including a government-run insurance plan. We hear about that, about cost control and other issues today. Also, the economy's improving, though still dependent on economic stimulus. On Reporter's Notebook, President Obama goes to Dover, Delaware at 4am to observe the return of 18 combat casualties from Afghanistan.

Banner image: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during an event at the US Capitol unveiling the House of Representatives' "Affordable Health Care for America Act" today in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)