Friday, October 30, 2009

Public Option Please

The only truly worthwhile health care reform I can imagine is something along the lines of "Medicare for Everyone" a rallying cry the left should have adopted long ago: It sure beats the shit out of the term "public option" as marketing goes. Of course, with so many in Congress serving two masters, both the health car/insurance/big pharma companies and, to a lesser degree, the citizens of the United States, overhauling the system would be difficult if not impossible due to cries of "socialism" from the peanut gallery and "Medicare will be broke in ten years!" form the Ron Paul crowd.

So right now, the only real option on the table is the Public Option. Conservatives hate it because they see it as the beginning of a slippery slope into socialized medicine. Liberals like it because they see it as the beginning of a slippery slope into socialized medicine. A robust Public Option is important, and you can tell it's important because so many people don't want it to pass.

"Public Option Please is a true grassroots, nonprofit (c4) organization funded entirely by private donations. Health care reform is more than a dream. It can become a reality with your participation."

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