Arguing against a public health care option, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) said, "If you establish a public option at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market ... the public option will have significant price advantages."
In other words, we can’t possibly have a public health insurance plan because it will cost less than private health insurance plans.
Isn’t that the idea? Aren’t we trying to lower the cost of health insurance so that all Americans can receive quality care? If a public plan lowers the cost of care, or in this case, has “significant price advantages,” then we’ve succeeded, right? Why then are there folks in Congress portraying the solution as the problem!?!