"Triggering" A Public Option - An Affront To Obama Supporters
President Obama appears to have completely "sold out." His approval rating plummeted, not because of Republicans, but because of how he is "negotiating" health care reform. Single-payer should have been used as a bargaining chip.
To compromise both single-payer and a public opton is to trade out health, financial stability and our nation's solvency in exchange for Blue Dog and Republican votes. This is a direct affront, and duplicitous act, against the very people who put him in office and gave him a majority in Congress to work with.
The fact that Nancy-Ann DeParle and United Health Group are involved in “negotiating” reform is appalling. She made her living advising health care investors, sat on boards of for-profit firms that make billions from Medicare and Medicaid. United Health Group is the most egregious, corrupt and disgusting group of insurance companies in the entire industry.
It is highly unlikely that United Health Group and Nancy-Ann DeParle will recommend anything viable. Their "Asymetric Analysis" is ludicrous and misleading at best. The Insurance Industry will protect its profit margin at all costs. They stand to make outrageous profits and by no means will they help lower the cost curve.
United Health Group and others will run successful non-profits, writing off billions in advertising, exorbitant salaries and lobbyists. We will be forced to subsidize the massive increase of profits without "triggering" a government run public option for years, if ever.
Republicans are out for blood, and it will be this way until everything the democrats propose is defeated. Stop the "bipartisanship:" It only works if both parties are honestly working together. The republicans are not, and they will not. They are literally out to destroy Obama, and the Blue Dogs are cooperating.
"No one should die, go blind, or be crippled because they can't afford health care. No one should go broke because they get sick. No one should be unable to change jobs because of a "pre-existing condition."