Public Option Trickery

Matt Lewis

12/3/2009 8:40:14 AM - Matt Lewis
Rick Scott of CPR has a good post up over at RedState on "Public Option Trickery." 

Here's an excerpt:

What are we up to now, six different names for the public option? Let us count the ways desperate Democrats have tried to re-brand, re-tool, re-name or re-invent what is, by all accounts, a plot that will ultimately force millions of Americans into the waiting arms of government health care bureaucrats.

During the 2008 campaign, the public option was described as “government-run plan similar to Medicare.” Whoa…really? The same Medicare plan that cannot now meet its own financial obligations and is projected to be come up short by $38 trillion by the time the youngest Americans will need it? No wonder we haven’t heard that description much lately.

A while back, I wrote of how important Scott's efforts have been to fighting socialized health care (most people thought it would sail through this summer).  As this debate continues in the Senate, look for him to ramp up efforts to defeat it...