Pelosi: House bill will ‘definitely’ have public option

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said any bill that passes the House of Representatives will absolutely have public option.

Speaking at her weekly press conference, Pelolsi said there were no doubt that House Democrats will include a government-administered health insurance plan.

In response to a question about whether healthcare reform would "definitely" include a public option, Pelosi responded: "The bill that passes the House? Yes."

Pelosi added that neither a co-op nor a so-called "trigger" for the public option would be satifsactory.

"A trigger is an excuse for not doing anything," the Speaker said.

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