As we watch our health care system start to reform slowly, this week, Nancy Pelosi suggested that the public option will actually be an extension of medicare benefits.
That would be fine, the only problem is this. It wouldn't really be much of a "public option", mostly because Medicare already exists, and pushing the bar up to include more people who would qualify for the extension of medicare isn't really reform. It's modifying an already existing plan to include a little more of the general public. So what? How is that a public option?
If this is the Democrats version of the alleged "public option", then we've been had. Then all along, according to congress, we've had the "public option", right?
This would not be "a public option", because it would not cover everybody or anybody who wanted in. It would just open the doors to more of the working class who couldn't afford medical care, which is a good thing, however all of the middle class who's paying out the nose for coverage still looses out.
Also, president Obama's alleged campaign promise that "all would have an option if they desired" would be dissolved.
This is not solving the problem. It's an absolute joke, and it's giving the Republicans exactly what they're looking for.