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June 17, 2009

Why A Public Option In Health Care Plan Is Necessary

-- by Dave Johnson

In the discussion over health care reform the big debate is over whether to have a "public option" that lets people buy health care from the government instead of private companies.

Read about one reason this is necessary: Healthcare CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot | Mother Jones,

A Texas nurse said she lost her coverage, after she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, for failing to disclose a visit to a dermatologist for acne.

Of course a Medicare-For-All national health care plan is the best approach, and the only one that will work. But due to the power of large corporations over our democracy that is "off the table" and not even allowed to be discussed. So we are instead debating whether to let people buy a reasonable policy or just force them to give money to big companies.

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 17, 2009 1:00 PM


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