Sunday, May 03, 2009

Unfair Competition

They all argue that Government run health care, actually government run anything is an inefficent, bureaucratic monster that will ration your health care and drive our nation into financial ruin.

And yet, a public health insurance option would be unfair competition.

"Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Friday that he will oppose legislation that would give people the option of a public health insurance plan. The move puts him on the opposite side of two-thirds of Americans.
poll released this week by Consumer Reports National Research Center showed that 66 percent of Americans back the creation of a public health plan that would compete with private plans. Nelson, in comments made to CQ, joins the 16 percent of poll respondents who said they oppose the plan."

"Nelson's problem, he told CQ, is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. "At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game," Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a "deal breaker."

Did He really say that?