Over the past few days I’ve been giving some thought to which of the public option compromises I could live with. Frankly I’d prefer no compromise at all but of the three being floated about my pick is “Opt out”. In the first place why should we who live in the blue states be forced to wait (triggers) because the elected members from the red states are more interested in seeing this black president fail than they are in fixing health care?
Second what a gift this could be to the Democratic Party. Let elected Republicans explain to their constituents how they saved them from socialized medicine as they watch their health care insurance premiums and the numbers of uninsured climb in their midst.
For some other points of view on this check out Rick Ungar’s piece on this topic;