And the South is screaming they don't want a public option? When a high portion of their states are uninsured? Please. And of course, their congress critter, MOSTLY Republican, will NEVER want anything to do with actually helping their constituents. These are the same congress critters who are too TIED to the lobbyists checkbooks.
Higher percentages of Texas, New Mexico, and Mississippi residents are without health insurance -- roughly one in four -- than is true for any other states in the U.S. In Massachusetts, where legislation requires all residents to carry health insurance coverage or face a tax penalty, 5.5% are without insurance -- the lowest percentage in the country.