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ROCKEFELLER: Obviously I want the public option, but more importantly I worry about the alternative
SCHULTZ: ...I know that you're an advocate and have been for a public option for a long time and you've been on record saying you cannot support this bill out of the Senate Finance Committee which you are a member of. Did you tell that to the President?

ROCKEFELLER: I did. I did. And in fact he already knew it. It's probably one of the reasons he asked to talk with me.... There's a number of things beyond the public option that I have problems with and I explained those to him.... I really want to talk about the alternative to the public option because it doesn't exist and I think we ought to have like an Easter Egg hunt for it, somebody trying to find an alternative to doing the right thing, which would be public option.

SCHULTZ: ...What is your biggest problem with the Senate Finance bill?

ROCKEFELLER: Obviously I want the public option, but more importantly I worry about the alternative to it because I don't think it exists. But I want to protect my people in West Virginia, that's what I'm elected for. My coal miners, my seniors. The subsidies for low-income people . . . are insufficent. The fact that the Children's Health Insurance bill which I and John Chafee . . . originally wrote together back in the mid-90s. That's 11 million children at stake now and that's been tossed in the Finance Committee bill into something called the "Exchange" which is the farmers' market, which means it loses all of its defined benefit qualities that children need....

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