Folks, let that sink in about the health care battle.
Many want single payer, but the reality is this, "WE DON'T HAVE THE VOTES". So, steps in a public option plan for Americans.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admits that:
"The private insurance people would not be able to compete with a government option."
I wrote last week about other Republican senators admitting that having a public option plan would practically bankrupt the current insurance providers.
Remember, the insurance lobby is laden with checkbooks to write campaign contribution checks to senators for their vote against public option. For the public option to be on the table, in the bill and a strong option, it will take the will of the people. The Republicans do not want any public option on the table, period. They are not alone because we have some weak knee Democratic senators who will take that insurance lobbyist check in a minute to vote against it.
Organizing for America had their first meeting this past weekend to organize for the health care fight. OFA is continuing to organize in all 50 states. Information is here.
Lastly, h/t to BenGoshi @ Daily Kos for the actual tape and the statements made by Mitch McConnell.
Here we have Mitch McConnell admitting that the American citizenry would find that a public health insurance option:
1. Is more efficient; and/or,
2. Less expensive; and/or,
3. Offer better coverage with less hassle
. . . than private health insurance. Uh, let alone no health insurance.
his remarks start around 8:30
President Obama is now stepping it up and will be the face of this legislation of health care. The Republicans against a public plan is all about control and money. Many Americans have issues with health care, starting with the cost. It is time for Americans to step it up and stand up for public option, if not continue to have the health care that we currently have in this country. And for many it just won't do.