Health Care

Pelosi: Insurance Companies 'Villains'

House Democrats are divided on the health bill's public option, and Nancy Pelosi's got a solution: rallying against a "common enemy," according to Politico's Glenn Thrush. In a press conference Thursday, the Speaker of the House fielded a question about progressive Democrats' rebellion against House leaders' concessions to Blue Dog Democrats—by blasting insurance companies as "almost immoral" in their attack of the public option. "Of course, they've been immoral all along," she said. "They are the villains in this, they have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening and the public has to know. They have had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country." She added, "This is the fight of our lives."