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Public Option

The public option being proposed in the house bill is the version that the more conservative democrats prefer.
That means rates will be negotiated rather than be tied to medicare rates (plus 5%).

The CBO says that the House bill would reduce the deficit by more than $100 billion over 10 years, but I suspect that a stronger public option, tied to medicare rates, would keep prices down more effectively.

So I hope we can now stop the opposition from whining about how much health reform will add to the deficit.
It reduces the deficit.
Course, the last two estimates from the senate bill said the same thing and the whining didn’t stop.
But maybe the 3rd time is the charm.

Today we did get to see Ohio representative Dennis Kucinich get fired up.
And I appreciate that, Mr. Kucinich.
Well done Ohio.

A little about Dennis Kucinich.
Through his various governmental positions and campaigns, Kucinich has attracted attention for consistently and unabashedly delivering “the strongest liberal” perspective. This perspective and his actions, such as bringing articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

More at wikipedia.

Polls show increasing support for the public option.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/10/poll_support_gr.html

The image is from a Kaiser poll which shows support for the public option among doctors.
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2009/September/14/NPR-doctors.aspx

Robert Reich for the public option

[amazonify]0307277992:right[/amazonify]Robert Bernard Reich (pronounced /ˈraɪʃ/; born June 24, 1946) is an American politician, academic, writer, and political commentator. He served as the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, from 1993 to 1997.

A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Reich is a former Harvard University professor and the former Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He is currently Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

More at wikipedia

Robert has a blog here, and his latest post is titled “Too Big to Fail: Why The Big Banks Should Be Broken Up, But Why The White House and Congress Don’t Want To”

In the video below, Robert urges you to call your senator and remind them you are in favor of a strong public option.

Public Option for republicans, but not America

Names are named.

These republicans don’t want the american public to have health care, despite the American public providing them with their health care.

Rep. Ralph M. Hall
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett
Rep. Sam Johnson
Rep. C.W. Bill Young
Rep. Howard Coble
Sen. Jim Bunning
Sen. Richard G. Lugar
Rep. Don Young
Sen. Charles E. Grassley
Sen. Robert F. Bennett
Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
Sen. Richard C. Shelby
Rep. Jerry Lewis
Sen. James M. Inhofe
Rep. Ron Paul
Rep. Henry E. Brown
Sen. Pat Roberts
Sen. George V. Voinovich
Sen. John McCain
Rep. Judy Biggert
Sen. Thad Cochran
Rep. Harold Rogers
Rep. Dan Burton
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Rep. Frank R. Wolf
Sen. Christopher S. Bond
Rep. Michael N. Castle
Rep. Joe Pitts
Rep. Tom Petri
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Rep. Doc Hastings
Rep. Cliff Stearns
Rep. Sue Myrick
Rep. John Carter
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Sen. Jon Kyl
Rep. Phil Gingrey
Rep. Nathan Deal
Rep. John Linder
Rep. Kay Granger
Rep. John L. Mica
Rep. Walter B. Jones
Sen. Jim Risch
Rep. Ed Whitfield
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite
Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Sen. Michael B. Enzi
Rep. Elton Gallegly
Rep. Donald Manzullo
Rep. Peter T. King
Rep. Ander Crenshaw

This repulsive group of sub-humans must be removed from their positions of pretending to work for their country.
Vote them out.

Public Option prevails, beats bi-partisanship in poll

52% to 39%, a strong public option is preferred.

The majority care less about bi-partisanship than they do about having a strong public option, according to a recently released research 2000/Daily Kos Poll.

Interesting to note that the youth and middle age both favor the public option heavily, while the 30 year-old and seniors prefer bi-partisanship.

Under 30 years of age:
61% to 27%

45 to 59 years of age:
56% for the public option

The south is alone in their preference of bi-partisanship.

Do what needs to be done Democrats.