The "public option" is the key part of President Obama's proposed health care reform. In fact, without the public option I don't think it can really be considered true reform. It is that essential.
Basically what this option would allow people to do is to decide for themselves whether they want to stick with their current health insurance plan or whether they want to switch to a government health care plan.
It's important to understand the key point, the "public option" entirely optional (as it's name makes clear.) If you are happy with your current insurance plan then you don't need to change to the new plan.
So why are the insurance companies so dead set against it? Because they know that it will be far less expensive, far better plan. Basically it comes down to this: They don't want the competition!
Why should you care about what the insurance companies want? You shouldn't. And you should realize that their impending anti public option commercials are nothing but propaganda designed to scare you away from supporting health care reform. Their end goal is to keep the system how it is so they can continue to make huge profits at your expense.
This is the choice: Do you care more about your health care and the health care of the rest of the people in America or do you care more about the insurance companies making huge profits? For me the choice is obvious. We need health care reform. We need to catch up with the rest of the world in this most basic area.
This time please do not be fooled by the insurance companies. They fooled the American people into being against the Clinton health care reform plan in the '90s and they plan on doing the same today to derail Obama's plan.
We need a public option for health care so that all Americans can be covered and we can all save money and help save the economy. The outlanding profits of the insurance companies have a lot to do with the recession too. This is a "no-brainer." Destroy the health insurance industry and save the rest of the country. That's definitely a good trade off for almost all of us. It's time to make it happen.