With the Senate bill now up for discussion, one focus will be on how the public option is implemented.  The Senate allows states to “opt-out.”  Who’s the “state”? 

Can a governor unilaterally opt-out?  Must it be by a vote of the legislature?  Is there a gubernatorial veto possibility?  Must there be a referendum?

Maybe it’s in the 2,000+ page bill.  But as I’m probably the only person on the planet who hasn’t read it in its entirety, I wonder if someone could please inform me, because they press sure hasn’t.