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I got a LTE in today's USA Today

Frank Palmer - Chicago

Sen. Mike Enzi argues against the health care reform bill by comparing the government-run insurance plan called the "public option" to the IRS and the Department of Motor Vehicles ("Public option is no option," Opposing view, Health care debate, Wednesday).

But he manages to avoid comparing it to Medicare. Perhaps that is because far more users of Medicare approve of their plan than those who use private insurance.

Enzi suggests that having the option of buying insurance from the government would establish a monopoly. In reality, many states and localities already suffer under a near-monopoly of a few private insurance providers.

Generally, Enzi's arguments don't hold up.

More, after the jump.

When I write diaries about letters to the editor, some people write comments claiming that their local papers won't print comments from a progressive position.
Maybe so -- I still think they are useful, but mybe so.
But national papers, not only USA Today, but the New York Times and the Washington Post will print letters from anywhere in the country. And so will the national newsmagazines.

Generally, I'd suggest that anyone who writes a diary should write a LTE for each diary entry -- minimum.

Originally posted to Frank Palmer on Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 08:27 AM PDT.

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