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Old 08-17-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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“As the President stated in March, ‘The thinking on the public option has been that it gives consumers more choices and it helps keep the private sector honest, because there’s some competition out there.’

“We agree with the President that a public option will keep insurance companies honest and increase competition.

“There is strong support in the House for a public option. In the House, all three of our bills contain a public option, as does the bill from the Senate HELP Committee.

“A public option is the best option to lower costs, improve the quality of health care, ensure choice and expand coverage.

“The public option brings real reform to lower costs over the 10-year period of the bill.”
And so the People's Option's continue to live.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Most people don't care for Pelosi too much.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Do you honestly think employers will continue to provide private healthcare insurance, at THEIR cost, when the government will pay for it for them??? Noooooooo.

So how can private be an option when it ceases to exist? Think it through.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Do you honestly think employers will continue to provide private healthcare insurance, at THEIR cost, when the government will pay for it for them??? Noooooooo.

So how can private be an option when it ceases to exist? Think it through.
If the private option can't compete with the (inefficient) public option than the private option has some issues that it should work out via the free market.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Pelosi has sufficiently marginalized herself to all but the sycophants and special interests, her name attached to anything is the equivalent of box office poison.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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The only way to even contemplate a "public option," and actually consider that it will provide competition to the current market-based competition, is to assume that the government is going to undercut those "competitors" with lower cost plans, as only it can do (ie. with taxpayer money). Otherwise, it would only be one more option in a sea of options, and thus not all that attractive. The way I see it, the government has revealed its true intention of curbing the (often obscene) profits of private, market-based businesses. This is further proof that Democrats, like Pelosi, despise capitalism, and they're doing it under the guise of free-market competitivness.

A sucker is born every minute.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Over There
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Pelosi is a twit that no one listens to.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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Pelosi strongly supports public option

Good. I am glad that she has not folded like the blue cross democrats.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Pelosi is a twit that no one listens to.

Eh, change the vowel and then you've got it right.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Over There
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Eh, change the vowel and then you've got it right.

LMAO!!! Yeah that to.
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