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Old 07-31-2009, 10:18 AM   #9  
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Originally Posted by FighterHayabusa View Post
If the government does this right, public option would be very basic care. No one knows with 100% certainty that it won't be.
Actually, I agree. If the government were to provide a public option that provided basic care for a low premium, that might actually be workable.

But what if that's not the case? What if it's a rich plan with low premiums, made possible by requiring providers to give care under Medicare rates, and/or by a taxpayer subsidy to the plan?

I guess you would say that's just a hypothetical. But the fact that it's a hyopothetical doesn't mean it isn't worth thinking about. Especially since just about every other federal entitlement has been over-promised, under-funded, and a major contributor to high levels of debt.

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