The Renewed Push For A Public Option

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 19, 2010

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Senate Democrats are trying very hard to bring the public option back to life, and got a big shot in the arm when Charles Schumer signed on to their efforts. Since Schumer presumably picks his fights carefully, his endorsement of the public option was seen as a very big deal.

But as Jonathan Cohn–himself a supporter of the public option–points out, reviving the public option could be a trap.

Are Democrats really sure that they want to do this?

  • todd432

    Good, we are the only industrialized country in the world that has an employer based health care system. The majority of our future debt is directly attributed to the cost of Health Care and it is currently in the Hands of the Big insurance companies who profit more when you die sooner. I could only hope that a few states down south will secede from the union so all the anti-government folks have some where to go. If you don't allow those you elect into office to make decisions and don't trust them then it's time to question your own judgment and change the way you vote.

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Your comments make no sense–especially the part about secession–but I thank you for the inadvertent comic relief.

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Your comments make no sense–especially the part about secession–but I thank you for the inadvertent comic relief.

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