"Pelosi said she favored a 'robust' public insurance plan to 'keep the insurance companies honest' by increasing competition that should bring down costs. She noted that all three House measures, and one version of the Senate legislation, include the so-called public option.""Robust"?
"Keep the insurance companies honest"?
Try "poisonous" to quality of health care.
Try "killing off private health insurance completely".
It's just predictable pushback from one whose reach exceeds her grasp.