This disaster of a "reform" bill, that will saddle millions to private, mandated, junk insurance, is being lauded by the president and many Senators. Why? They got their pork, but aside from that, Obama never had much attachment to the public option, in my view, to begin with:
The president sought to downplay the lack of a public health insurance option in the Senate bill, saying: "There is so much good in this bill, and I'm now confident that it’s going to pass."
"I think people need to understand just how significant this is," Obama told Ryan.
The public option, he said, "is an area that has just become symbolic of a lot of ideological fights." But, Obama added: "As a practical matter, this is not the most important aspect of this bill — the House bill or the Senate bill."
This bill should be opposed for the giveaway that it is to the private insurance companies. It's simply another form of bailout for an industry that should be highly regulated, or done away with all together. If the rallying cry is not "health care for all", then what are you doing?