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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 04:33 PM
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21. Ummmm......
One of the arguments for single payer is the administrative cost savings which are realized through volume. As long as you've got private insurance being made available - often as a nontaxable employee benefit - then those administrative cost savings are not going to be realized. Those cost savings are dependent upon volume and standardization.

That public option will essentially be a national insurance pool of last resort. The only people who are going to buy that undoubtedly standardized crap offering minimum coverage at maximum rates (it will after all be a high risk pool) will be the ones who cannot secure other coverage.

And then there are still the folks who will not have any coverage - private or public - because they cannot afford it. Oh, yeah, I'm sure it will be mandated and there will be penalties for not buying health insurance. So eventually some poor schmuck is going to land in jail for contempt simply because they could not afford to buy somthing they were dcommanded to purchase.

I don't see that a public option is an improvement. It is a con and a sell-out.

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