Pelosi dismisses healthcare overhaul snags

A day before House Democrats roll out their healthcare proposal, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed as routine the snags that have caught up the Democrats' healthcare overhaul.

"What you're calling snags, we call the legislative process," Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

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Pelosi dismissed as irrelevant a Congressional Budget Office report that found a Senate proposal would cost about $1 trillion over 10 years but leave 37 million people uninsured. She noted CBO looked at one Senate bill.

"That particular bill is a separate subject from the bill we will put forward," she said.

And despite signs that the Senate won't back a government-run "public option" to compete with private insurers, Pelosi said the House will still support it.

"I have every confidence that we will have a public option coming out of the House," Pelosi said.

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