Public Plan Saves Money

John Cohn’s got the hot preliminary CBO score scoop:

According to a pair of Capitol Hill sources, preliminary estimates from the Congressional Budget Office suggest that a strong public option–the kind that the House of Representatives is putting in its reform bill–should net somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 billion in savings over ten years.

Will the Blue Dogs side with their nominal concern for controlling costs, or will they side with the private industry types who don’t want public sector competition?