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  • New Bill Not Necessary: Public Option Already in Obamacare

    Like many federal efforts in Washington, last week’s reintroduction from House Democrats to create a public health insurance option, which would become part of the 2014 insurance exchanges created by Obamacare, is a bureaucratic redundancy. Stuart Butler points out that the health reform law already has its own “public option” through expanded powers to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

    Calling the House bill a “smokescreen” for the nation’s opposition against a public option, Butler says the real story is in the “OPM alternative.” “Far from being an alternative, it is the fast road to a public plan — as I warned before the legislation passed. Why? Because the ‘alternative’ gives the OPM the power to establish national plans. These are to be private — but in name only.”

    With “enormous reserve powers,” the federal government would be able to set premiums that would drive other private health insurers out of the market, leaving Americans with no choice but to enroll in the government-mandated health plan.

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    3 Responses to New Bill Not Necessary: Public Option Already in Obamacare

    1. Jaclynn Baggesen RN says:

      I think the whole bunch of them should be arrested and put in jail for armed robbery. They are armed with the power and are robbing the tax payers to death.

      Enough is enough, I hope we see real change in November. Biggest deficit in National History, this is on Obama's watch, not anyone else's. His agenda of change is not what America wants. Obama should of listened to the people before ramming through an agenda that was not wanted. The Government works for us, we elect them to represent us, we do not work for the Government. Now the way it stands, our children, our childrens children and our childrens childrens children are going to have to pay for this CHANGE that people swallowed. Well I hope alot of these people have their resumes ready, because trust me, real change is coming in November and 2012. Mad as Hell in Wisconsin.

    2. Billie says:

      Jaclynn, nicely put!

      there are costly redundancies in other areas also.

    3. Yvette says:

      You all don't want everyone to have health care?

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