Sunday, November 1, 2009

Public option healthcare for 2% . . . in 2019

"After all the noise over Democrats' push for a government insurance plan to compete with private carriers, coverage numbers are finally in: Two percent. . . . The budget office estimated that about 6 million people would sign up for the public option in 2019, when the House bill is fully phased in. That represents about 2 percent of a total of 282 million Americans under age 65. (Older people are covered through Medicare.)"

We're told there's a "healthcare crisis" affecting "over 45 million Americans". Yet, their solution is a public plan for only 6 million people, phased in over 10 years. Does that make any sense?

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