The health care reform effort at the Capitol is raising an old dilemma for some politicians: Is a bill always “better than nothing”?
North Dakota Nebraska Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson is the latest facing the issue, and he’s decided it’s not.
“Faced with a decision about whether or not to move a bill that is bad, I won’t vote to move it,” Nelson told ABC News.
Nelson is opposed to a public option.
Minnesota politicians may be faced with the same dilemma, only this one is over a tax on the medical device industry that’s in the House bill, according to MPR’s Elizabeth Stawicki.