Top of the Morning

Top of the morning

Most of the current debate about national health care reform is over President Obama’s proposal to make a public plan one of the options for consumers.

That doesn’t sit too well with many interests in the health care-industrial complex. The right-wing pundits hate it too, and reportedly a Senator from North Carolina is holding up its consideration.

What about the American people? The June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that 65 percent of Americans support

Creating a public health insurance option to compete with private health insurance plans

Only 29 percent oppose offering the choice of a public plan.

The American people seem pretty clear about what they want. The question of course, is will the politicians listen to them or the battalion of lobbyists from the health care industry?

6 Comments


  1. James

    June 19, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Contact Hagan here. Be nice.

  2. Keith

    June 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    It is interesting that more (75%) of those participating in the KFF poll favored expanding Medicare to cover people between
    the ages of 55 and 64 who do not have health
    insurance, than those supported creating a new “public option” program, which hasnt been adequately described by its proponents.

  3. Keith

    June 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    the language of Conyer’s H.R. 676 (Medicare for all) is more precise than this still nebulous “public option”.

  4. Keith

    June 19, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    more details of the ‘public plan’ are emerging….details at the Energy/Commerce committee’s website….pay close attention to the nebulous abstractions such as the health insurance ‘exchange’.

    details please guys

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