Michele Bachmann Opposes Public Option Because It’s “Cheaper”
Crazy right-winger Michele Bachmann from Minnesota, in her floor speech, issued a litany of talking points against the public option, and said that the public option would be far cheaper than private insurance. And that’s a bad thing? Apparently it’s a bad thing for Michele Bachmann and her legion of crazy fans.
"Approximately 114 million Americans are expected to leave private health insurance. Why? Their employers will drop the insurance because the taxpayer-subsidized plan will be 30 to 40 percent cheaper. This action will collapse the private health insurance market, and then the Federal Government will own the health provider game."
The rate of those without insurance has increased 20% in Minnesota since 2007. Today, that’s now 550,000 without health insurance in Minnesota, which brings the percent to about 11% of the entire state’s population. Michele Bachmann doesn’t care about her uninsured constituents when she’s working to kill the passage of health care reform to protect her private insurers, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, which controls 50% of the state market, and Medica, which controls 26% of the state market.
Michele and other Republicans, including the Blue Dogs, don’t want the public option to be competitive against private insurers in order to bring down monthly premiums to make health care affordable for Americans. They’d rather have the status quo continue so they can keep on banking all the cash from Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealth, Aetna, and other insurers into their campaign coffers.
This is what the calls for "bipartisanship" and "more time" from these Republican and "centrists" are all about–to kill health care reform for the murder-by-spreadsheet industry.