I just got an email from MoveOn. Some of you may have gotten it as well. I'll just cut to the main thrust of this email:
Since taking office, President Obama hasn't said much about a key plank of health care reform: the public health insurance option. Some worried he had backed off from his support of it.
Who would that be? The health insurance industry? If we pass the public option, they will use it to dump their most expensive customers onto the taxpayers. Then, the public option will become burdensome and require higher deductibles and copays. It will not be competitive with the insurance industries. Then the right will point to it as a failure and a taxpayer burden and proof positive that no public healthcare system is viable.
Far from being a step towards Single Payer, it will be the death knell of Single Payer.
And this horrifying email from an organization I thought we could all trust just gets worse. It, and my reply, after the fold.