By FireDogLake's Peterr FDL
From the SOTU:
But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.
I’ll give it to you in two words, Mr. President: Public. Option.
Nothing that’s been discussed will do more to force the insurance industry to face meaningful competition which in turn will lower premiums. Nothing that’s been discussed will do more to force the insurance industry to fight for new clients by offering better coverage with fewer abuses. Nothing.
There was a reason the public option was in the Democratic party platform that was adopted at the same Denver convention that nominated you as the party’s candidate for the presidency. You might dig that platform out and give it a look.