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ipaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 03:38 PM
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81. And what will happen when this isn't in any bill?
"On one of the most contentious points a health insurance plan administered by the federal government that would compete with private health insurers 55 percent say they support it when it is described as an option that the government would offer to the public. Most believe that Obama would eventually like to see the government run the health care system in this country.

Six in 10 people questioned say they understand most of the major points in Obama's reform proposals, with four in 10 saying they are confused."

Is that what obama considers a public option? One strong enough to eventually eliminate private health ins.? Is that the same public option that is but a sliver of a huge reform bill? I've talked to people who believe obama backs a choice of medicare for everyone when he refers to the public option.

Nothing that has emerged in any bill so far comes close to what the people in that poll think obama means by a public option. Nothing obama has said comes close to that.

People believed Obama when he said it's time for change. People also know the for profit medical industry is bleeding them dry both financially and physically. Most people either know of or have a person in their own family who has suffered and died because of lack of access to care. If a weak (current bills) to non existent trigger public option backed by the president is what comes out of all this turmoil and drama, Obama will get the blame along with a traitor congress. When the consequences of the mandate combined with no strong public option starts hitting folks, which obama also doesn't address anywhere, the shit will hit the fan.
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