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  •  i know no one is saying itq (0+ / 0-)

    but the question is still unanswered. if commissions can't control costs their designed to control becuase industry or their allies are set up as the oversears, what makes anyone think that the PO won't be vulnerable to the same problems? I can easily see the PO set up to fail once industry allies get themselves into position to appoint its managers.

    •  not sure what kind of public option (0+ / 0-)

      I can easily see the PO set up to fail once industry allies get themselves into position to appoint its managers

      you're proposing here. the most obvious means of establishing a PO is medicare. and the notion that a sham commission will have no effect on premium prices has nothing to do with whether DHHS can manage a health plan -  they already do.

      " unfortunately, insurers compete mainly by trying to excel in the art of denying coverage to those who need it most" - Paul Krugman

      by output on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 09:34:18 AM PST

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