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PUBLIC OPTION: It Isn't Dead & The Right Is Attacking

Let slip the dogs of war.

In a clear sign that conservatives are worried that the public option could still survive, an internal memo from a top anti-health care reform group claims that ‘rumors of its death’ have been ‘greatly exaggerated,’ discusses plans to run new ads targeting it, and vows to redouble efforts to foment opposition to it at town hall meetings.

The internal memo, which I obtained from a source, was created by staffers at Conservatives for Patients Rights, the well-funded group run by controversial former hospital exec Rick Scott, who reform proponents see as public enemy number one.