Senator Kit Bond said Wednesday that he won't support any bill with a public option or "trigger" component."
"Only if it's truly bipartisan," Bond said of his support, according to The Hill. "Only if we get rid of all this junk. I mean, I don't want to see government-controlled co-ops or triggers anything like that. It's a gateway drug to a public option."
The Hill speculated that Bond could be a Republican deal maker on healthcare because of his retirement next year and his recent vote for Sonia Sotomayor.
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