The House Democrats are trying to re-name the public option. Publius notes:

The most valid reason not to call it "Medicare" is that the public option is far less socialized.  Even under the most liberal bills, the public option would only be available to a fraction of the public, and even then would have other restrictions such as artificial floors on reimbursement rates, etc. 

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