Saturday, October 31, 2009
After all the fuss, govt health plan to cover few
WASHINGTON – What's all the fuss about? After all the noise over Democrats' push for a government insurance plan to compete with private carriers, coverage numbers are finally in: Two percent.
That's the estimated share of Americans younger than 65 who'd sign up for the public option plan under the health care bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is steering toward House approval.
The underwhelming statistic is raising questions about whether the government plan will be the iron-fisted competitor that private insurers warn will shut them down or a niche operator that becomes a haven for patients with health insurance horror stories.
Nice work congress. The ship is going down and you are worried about the color of the drapes. You all out there in California must be really, really, proud of Nancy Pelosi. Most of the people I know think she's an idiot.
We should have a caption contest for that photo.
My entry: Most people in Oklahoma thing you're a douche bag.