Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Case for Single Payer over Public option

The Public Option is hardly an option, it covers, at best 5% of us, when Obama says, if you like what you have you can keep it, the most important statement is lacking: if you hate it, you can leave it
All the PO does is to create another entitlement for people to resent.
If the goal were to control costs, all we need to do is declare insurance companies a public utility, a mandate without price control is untenable.

Single payer is all inclusive, thereby creating less resentment and can be explain in two sentences: This is how it works. You pay your premiums through payroll withholdings, just like SSI, Medicare, etc. and you get the care free. By eliminating the middleman, you pay a lot less and doctors get pay better.
Single payer is actually an easier sale, as it answers that very human question: "What's in it for me?"
Please join me in demanding your Medicare ASAP, regardless of age:

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