It appears that there are numerous chinks in the armor surrounding the Obamacare plan and the “public insurance” option embedded in it. Simple questions from the public exposing the audacity and outright indecency of Democrat politicians is causing them to rethink the game plan.
Fox News reports:
The No. 2 Senate Democrat said Sunday that he’s “open” to health care reform that doesn’t include a government-run “public option,” the latest indication that the Democrats’ package could be scaled back as Senate negotiators try to hammer out a bipartisan compromise and constituents flood town halls to express discontent with the current legislation.
The so-called public option is a hot topic of debate at town hall meetings across the country. Supporters say it’s needed to keep private insurance companies in check and extend affordable coverage to all. Critics warn that the government should not have so much control over health care and that a public option could eventually eliminate private insurance.
The Senate Finance Committee, the last of five committees to consider health care legislation, is trying to hammer out a bipartisan compromise by mid-September — such a compromise might leave the public option behind.
Asked whether Democrats could support such a bill, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said he’s personally willing to consider it.
“It doesn’t have to be a perfect bill,” the Illinois Democrat said. “I support a public option, but, yes, I am open.”
He said that assuming the Senate passes a bill, there will be another opportunity to revise it in the conference committee, where the House and Senate would try to smooth out the differences between their bills.
“So we’ll see how this ends, but I don’t want the process to be filibustered to failure, which unfortunately, many senators are trying to do. I want to make sure that we do something positive for the American people,” Durbin said.
My prediction, at this point, is that no public plan option will pass at this time. If an Obamacare bill passes, it will be watered-down without a public health insurance option though will be chock-full of other government expansion.
Time will tell, but it’s clear that the constituents are speaking and forcing the arrogant politicians to at least acknowledge the outright stupidity involved in the Obamacare plan.
Once again, I’ll let the angry mob speak:
What a dangerous bunch. Posing a serious danger with their questions and facts. How dare they?