From the SOTU:

But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.

I’ll give it to you in two words, Mr. President: Public. Option.

Nothing that’s been discussed will do more to force the insurance industry to face meaningful competition which in turn will lower premiums. Nothing that’s been discussed will do more to force the insurance industry to fight for new clients by offering better coverage with fewer abuses. Nothing.

There was a reason the public option was in the Democratic party platform that was adopted at the same Denver convention that nominated you as the party’s candidate for the presidency. You might dig that platform out and give it a look.

Peterr

Peterr

I'm an ordained Lutheran pastor with a passion for language, progressive politics, and the intersection of people's inner sets of ideals and beliefs (aka "faith" to many) and their political actions. I mostly comment around here, but offer a weekly post or two as well. With the role that conservative Christianity plays in the current Republican politics, I believe that progressives ignore the dynamics of religion, religious language, and religiously-inspired actions at our own peril. I am also incensed at what the TheoCons have done to the public impression of Christianity, and don't want their twisted version of it to go unchallenged in the wider world. I'm a midwesterner, now living in the Kansas City area, but also spent ten years living in the SF Bay area. I'm married to a wonderful microbiologist (she's wonderful all the way around, not just at science) and have a great little Kid, for whom I am the primary caretaker these days. I love the discussions around here, especially the combination of humor and seriousness that lets us take on incredibly tough stuff while keeping it all in perspective and treating one another with respect.

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