The "Public Option" is seemingly supported by a large majority of Americans. Yet one party only tentatively supports it and the other steadfastly opposes it. Why the confusion with our representation? Who are they listening to?
The critical issue is one of affordability and cost controls. An accessible "public option" within the exchange model would provide an independent minimum level of premium cost and coverage and real competition to private plans. Further, it would also provide the naturally desired capitalist effect of driving down costs and potentially improving services.
The "Public Option" within the exchange model is a pragmatic and solution oriented idea that seemingly enjoys broad popular support among "All Americans" regardless of party or background. Efforts to pass this legislation should be strongly supported.