Tuesday, September 01, 2009
There is overwhelming public support for the public option.
All: 79 percent favor/18 percent oppose
Democrats: 89 percent favor/8 percent oppose
Republicans: 61 percent favor/33 percent oppose
Independents: 80 percent favor/16 percent opposed
PUBLIC OPTION IS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH REFORM
Washington, DC – "The public option in health care reform may not be essential to bureaucrats or insurance companies but it absolutely is essential to the almost 47 million uninsured Americans who live day to day without health care coverage," said League of Women Voters National President Mary G. Wilson.
I'm very confused by the Blue Dog Coalition - and their well publicized stance as fiscal conservatives. If a public option will control costs and keep health care costs down - why are they against it?
When you are talking about the the Federal Budget Increasing - why did they vote to create a Whole New Department - Homeland Security? Or do politics and self preservation trump what's best for the Country and the Blue Dogs alleged fiscal conservatism is just a hoax?
We are hearing from the Insurance Industry that the Public Option on Health Care would put them out of business. The only way that would happen is if the Public Option creates Competition for them. If the Public Option creates competition it must by definition KEEP costs down.
So how come the Blue Dogs are against that? It doesn't add up. The Blue Dogs are frauds. They are not interested in supporting what the American people want. They are not interested in supporting what fiscal conservatives want (to lower cost). They are only interested in protecting the insurance industry who are their benefactors.
We need to push back hard on these frauds, unAmerican, selfish pricks NOW who would rather dump billions in giveaways to the Insurance industry than reign in run away cost.
Where are all the free market freaks? NOW they are afraid of competition when it would benefit the middle class and all working families?
There are too many inconsistencies here with the Blue Dog voting record. Unless there is real campaign finance reform the politicians taking money from the Insurance Industry won't vote for the American Citizen.
It's unbelievable to me that in this day and age so called fiscal democrats would rather vote for a health plan that is just a giant subsidy to the insurance industry than control costs by creating competition and greater pools of people to bid the overall cost of health care DOWN.
They pose as fiscal conservatives but on a macro economic scale they are just throwing our tax dollars at an undisciplined industry.
That's not conservative, that's not fiscally responsible, that's cowardly.
Shame on you. If you want to live up to your marketed and hyped reputation as fiscal conservatives then vote, craft, and support a strong public option anything less than that is just plain wrong and the opposite of a fiscal conservative point of view.
Author - Journey Home
Excellent Article How Pharma and Insurance Intend to Kill the Public Option Click Here
Take Action and Make Your Voice Heard HERE and HERE
Tell the Blue Dogs to Get Their Heads Out of Their Asses HERE