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“DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEALTHCARE” on Drudge; this is news?

Today, the “scoop” on Drudge is; “NYT: DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEATHCARE… DEVELOPING…”

This isn’t exactly news though, is it?

From June 22, 2009 CNBC;

Democrats May Go It Alone on Healthcare Overhaul

A key Democrat, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, said this option now seems even more of a necessity in view of unsuccessful behind-the-scenes attempts to get a deal with Republicans on nonprofit co-ops as an alternative to a public plan.

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Democrats generally are standing behind their position that a health care system overhaul must include a government-sponsored plan that would be available to middle-class workers and their families.

From Fox News, same day;

WASHINGTON — Emboldened by polls that show the American public backing a government health insurance plan, Democrats are moving to make it a politically defining issue in the debate over the future of medical care.

Behind-the-scenes attempts to get a deal with Republicans on nonprofit co-ops as an alternative to a public plan have led only to frustration, complains a key Democrat. He and his colleagues may have to go it alone, said Sen. Charles Schumer.

The co-ops were seen as perhaps the last hope for compromise on a contentious issue that threatens any remaining prospects of bipartisan support for President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to remake the health care system.

CS Monitor, April 29;

Democrats’ message to GOP in budget plan: We don’t need you

Though Democrats are asking for bipartisan support, the resolution passed Wednesday suggests they are prepared to go it alone on healthcare and education reform.

Am I missing something? The Democrats have been saying this all along.

And what exactly is “going it alone”? Their problem is with their own party members.

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