Each day, 14,000 people in the U.S. lose health-care coverage. And without reform, those who still have insurance will see their yearly premiums go up continue to spiral upward. Don’t pay attention to the town hall meetings of confused, anti-government individuals. Do they expect private enterprise insurance companies to help people who don’t have any coverage? Fear of change is being fanned by Republican and conservative nay-sayers who have no real alternative.
A real public health insurance option is crucial to lowering costs. By spurring competition, a public plan will help bring down out-of-control costs for individuals, families, and small businesses.