Sunday, August 16, 2009

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) at it again, public option, "...a wasted effort"

This is what we are up against. People who have taken large amounts of money on the Democratic side, who will do everything to get rid of the public option. While, Senator Conrad has a robust public option, federal employees do, they have many plans to pick and choose from with very low cost to their families. Why the rest of America can not have this is beyond me?

A public health insurance option took more hits Sunday as Sen. Kent Conrad described its pursuit as a “wasted effort” and an administration official said it is not an “essential” part of reform.

Conrad (D-N.D.), who supports setting up health insurance co-operatives with government seed money to compete with private insurers, described the public option as all but a lost cause.

“Look, the fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the U.S. Senate for the public option, there never have been,” Conrad said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”

“So to continue to chase that rabbit is, I think, a wasted effort,” Conrad said. read more here....

With Democrats like these, how can any public option have a chance when many in congress are compromised to the likes of the insurance companies?

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