Saturday, October 31, 2009

Maximizing Power

Reports abound about a "weaker Public Option" but I don't really see why it's weaker. If we are going to be covering more people and eliminating profit from the equation why shouldn't Doctors and Hospitals get a little of that?
How the Public Option can be made stronger is to allow the people eligible for the public option to join Medicare with an income based premium and to allow Medicare to negotiate it rates for services and Pharmacuticals.
Allowing those eligible for the public option will maximize it bargaining power and infuse much need younger and healthier people in to the risk pool.