Mr. President: Listen to Your Doctor!

June 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm 1 comment

The (President’s) doctor orders Medicare for all.   He’s right.   If  conventional wisdom is correct, and a single payer system is not “on the table,” surely the President and reform leaders must at least insist on a public health insurance option.

If the goal  of health care reform is to provide coverage for all as cost-effectively as possible, a public health insurance plan MUST be included in any health care reform package.   We can’t afford to be scared again by dire warnings about Big Government.  Big Insurance costs a lot more than a public program and it helps people get health coverage a lot less.   Ask anyone who really knows about the public Medicare program and private Medicare plans. 

Support a true public health insurance option!  It’s best for people who need health care and most cost-effective for taxpayers.   Isn’t that what the President and his doctor ordered?

Entry filed under: Health Care Reform, Medicare, Public vs. Private Health Coverage, Single Payer. Tags: , , .

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  • 1. Samuel Light  |  July 24, 2009 at 10:13 am

    What makes the government an expert on running a two trillion doller insurance company? Anytime you involve big government here comes the lobist and suddenly it becomes a big wasting of tax payer money. I agree that it is not about president Obama however; let the president fire his personal physician and use the system like everone else is required to. This could be a rude awakening for congress and the president.


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