Tuesday :: Jun 9, 2009

Open Thread

by Mary

Ezra has an excellent rundown on what the public option stuff is all about. One additional reason we need a strong public option is because somewhere a long the line, providing affordable health care to everyone is going to take a subsidy for the sickest and the poorest of our fellow Americans which just happen to be the ones the insurance companies avoid like the plague. With a strong public option, that health care can be provided without bankrupting the country since the pool of healthy contributors will be mixed in with the sicker participants. And as Ezra shows, a bit of real competition on the health insurance market will help drive better behavior on the part of the insurance companies.

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