"We're going to have some type of public option, call it 'co-op', call it what you want. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), 7/10/09, Washington Post.
"The [co-op has] to be written in a way that accomplishes the objectives of a public option." — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), 6/12/09, Politico.
"It will have, coming out of the House, a public option. The only debate on that is what it will be called." — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 7/13/09, Reuters.