Without a public option, our healthcare will always remain locked in the fist of the insurance industry. The public option was supposed to be the hallmark of Obamacare. The public option was supposed to be a government-run health insurance agency which would compete with other private health insurance companies within America.
A public option would have made Obamacare a shining success. Which is probably exactly why the Republicans removed it. Sorry folks, you and your kid’s health is important to Republicans, just not as much as the nation’s insurance companies profits!
One city has two insurance companies. As long as those two CEOs keep prices high, the residents will have no choice but to pay these exorbitant fees.
On the other hand, imagine if a government run health plan enters the scene. Now, those two insurance companies return to earth, and are forced to offer competing prices.
The public option would work and it would be a great thing for America. As a result, the Republicans didn’t like it.
The thought of a public option infuriated the Republicans. So much in fact, that Republicans threatened to filibuster the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) if the public option was not removed.
Republicans hated a public option so much, because they were persuaded by insurance company lobbyists. The public option would mean private insurers couldn’t set their own prices. In the history of the Republican party, never had they waged a more defiant battle, than they did blocking Obamacare.
Remember all those morons marching up and down the streets chanting ‘Keep the government out of my healthcare!’?
I hope those protesters know how much insurance CEOs love them! Insurance companies can rob people and they won’t fight back. Instead, they protest on behalf of the insurance companies! It’s like an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Isn’t it strange to see politicians insisting not to trust their government and keep vital institutions out of their hands, like Social Security and Medicare? Those government-run institutions seem to be working fine. In fact, Medicare and Social Security are considered the most dependable institutions in our society.
Getting Obamacare passed was really a helluva fight. The public option though didn’t make it. Pelosi managed to squeeze a bill through the House with a public option provision, consequently she was unable to fit it through the Senate.
Most Senate Democrats supported the government healthcare option. However, the insurance industry just needed one senator to kill it. Joe Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut, the insurance capital of the world, was the industry’s saving grace. Public Integrity article
The only argument they had was the same stale ‘keep government out of my healthcare’ cry. It worked on half the country (the uneducated half). Joe Lieberman told Fox News,
“A public option plan is unnecessary. It has been put forward, I’m convinced, by people who really want the government to take over all of health insurance.” Public Integrity article
It isn’t fair that my vote weighs as much as one of theirs.