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The Public Option

“We need this option because the insurance companies have failed to meet their obligation” to the public, said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., accusing firms of putting profits over their customers. He said that without his proposal, consumers would face substantial premium increases once health care legislation takes effect.

Republicans countered that private companies would eventually be forced out of business, and argued that millions would be forced to get their insurance from the government.

Let me let this sink in.  Private health insurance giants would be forced out of business by the goverment plan because presumably, the private companies would not be able to run as efficiently as a goverment option, or provide the same level of service as a government option.  WHAT??  You Republicans spend 1/2 the time telling me that government run, socialized programs, are terribly innefficient and far inferior to private offerings – then the other 1/2 telling me how a government option would be so superior to the private option that these poor, deprived, only-doing-what’s-best-for-Americans, private companies would have to shut their ruby-encrusted doors. 

Which is it?? 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlMpJGn28kqCcgU-aGcYE_ZHW-ywD9B1529G0

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September 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm 1 comment


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