House Dems say they will give okay without public option

The public option is one of the most controversial issues on the health care reform bill

House Democrats say they'd be willing to drop the public option from the health care reform bill if it means it will get passed sooner.

Political science professor, Roger Marietta says when you've got an issue as big as health care, compromises are necessary, and that the public option is one of the more controversial measures in the healthcare reform bill. Marietta says this is a process that should be dealt with carefully and methodically.

"And I think that's a wise way to proceed because there are gonna be some unintended consequences and we need to find out what those are before they finalize everything," Said Marietta.

If a compromise is reached, the bill will have to be rewritten to show the changes and then voted on again before it's sent to the president for a signature.