Institute for Public Accuracy

  • 08:34:23 pm on September 9, 2009 | 0

    The new, more shrivelled, public option will be one among many private insurance options in the bargain-hunters’ bazaar.   So — uninsured individuals will be forced to purchase insurance, and private, for-profit insurance gets the windfall.

    Sadly, to justify his narrowed vision, he misrepresents the movement for universal health coverage.  He says: “I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage affordable for those without it.” …Actually, ending insurance abuse has been only one piece of the struggle.  Winning Medicare for all, a la Dingell, or some other form of single payer has been another key piece, which he simply defines out of history.

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