Sunday, August 16, 2009

Just Say No to a Health Insurance Mandate

Sebelius: Public Health Care Option "Not The Essential Element"

WASHINGTON - Apparently ready to abandon the idea, President Barack Obama's health secretary said Sunday a government alternative to private health insurance is "not the essential element" of the administration's health care overhaul.


Okay, so now all we are really talking about is health insurance reform. All determined without any significant play for single payer nor public health care options. The real needs of the country must wait for another president, another congress and a completely different political party that can operate as if it actually had a pair.

Then I favor reigning in the health insurance industry of all its misdeeds. That would be fine.

But a mandate to buy private health insurance - a complete giveaway to a middleman industry that serves no legitimate purpose?!!

No fucking way.