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October 21, 2009

Dems To Describe Public Option As Medicare-For-Everyone

-- by Dave Johnson

This is huge news. House Dems want Medicare for everyone,

Say hello to “Medicare Part E” — as in, “Medicare for Everyone.”

House Democrats are looking at re-branding the public health insurance option as Medicare, an established government healthcare program that is better known than the public option.
. . . While much of the public is foggy on what a public option actually is, people understand Medicare. It also would place the new public option within the rubric of a familiar system rather than something new and unknown.

If they do this I think the battle is 90% won. Everyone loves Medicare.

I think they should say that are giving in to Republican demands to get rid of the public option and just letting everyone buy into Medicare instead.

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 21, 2009 8:28 AM


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