Does Gov. Douglas support the public option?

Sure sounds like he wouldn't have a problem with a public health insurance option so long as a state could opt out.

From a story in today's Gasden Times:

“If there’s something out there that might be beneficial to states, I expect states would likely opt in,” said Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont, a Republican and the chairman of the National Governors Association. “I mean what’s the harm, they likely will conclude, it’s only an option.”

Douglas, a moderate Republican on health care issues, had previously told reporters that he didn't like the public health insurance option discussed in Washington, D.C.

-Dan Barlow