Rep. Ellison reacts to public option in trouble on Capitol Hill

Keith Ellison
Keith Ellison, Democrat, is Minnesota's 5th District congressman.
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Democrats in the U.S. Senate appear to be moving toward a health reform bill that would not include a government-run "public option" insurance program.

If the Senate doesn't include the public option in its bill, it would still need to be reconciled with the House-passed version, which includes a public option.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minn., who's an outspoken supporter of the public option.

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