The Public is Ahead of the Politicians

May 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm 1 comment

Why are our representatives in Washington so afraid of government involvement in health care that even a public plan option is being handled gingerly? A CNN/Opinion Poll issued May 29, 2009 found that an overwhelming 63 % of those polled favored an increase in the federal government’s influence over their own health care plans in an attempt to lower costs and provide coverage to more Americans. The poll indicates a split on increasing taxes to do so. This is all evidence of why a robust public plan option – which will save tax dollars, compared with private options – must be part of any health care reform solution. Are you listening Congress?

Entry filed under: Health Care Reform, Public vs. Private Health Coverage.

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  • 1. mike  |  June 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Until the government figures out a better way than Fee for Service, costs will NOT go down. Of course you can do all the surveys you want, but as long as I am not paying then why should I question the doctor, who in fact is just using me as a cash register?
    The payment system for Medicare has created a bizarre situation that motivates providers to perform all sorts of tests and procedures because they know that Medicare will pay for them.
    The Obama plan does not address this issue and, in my opinion, it will fail to contain costs.

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