The Roanoke Times has an excellent Editorial in today's edition on Healthcare Reform. This is something that has frustrated me for a long time with progressives, liberals, Democrats. GROW A FREEKIN' SPINE. Hit these guys back. We have 47 million people that either don't have access to quality, affordable health insurance or have been denied coverage due to a "pre-existing condition."
Whether you support a single-payer system or a public option, the 800 Lb gorilla in the room is the profit motive behind private health insurance. No matter how many times it is said, NO ONE IS BEING FORCED INTO A GOVERNMENT RUN SYSTEM WITH THE PUBLIC OPTION. But, conservatives and private insurance still keep on beating that drum, demonizing anything that comes from the Federal Government. Like profits over people give citizens a reasonable choice (expensive or very expensive health insurance).
Sorry folks, but the train pulled out of the station on affordable private health insurance a long time ago. There are far too many people that are victims of the profit margins of private health insurance. Private health insurance and keeping cost low through competition in the same sentence is a farce and rings hollow. The latest polls show that over 70% of the people in this country want some form of a public option so they can have an affordable choice. Geeturdun! American can't afford to wait any longer.