Right now the Congress is negotiating how best to reconcile their different socialized medicine bills. I personally am somewhat optimistic because some Democrats are supposedly planning to vote it down if they insert a public option into the Senate version, and others are planning to vote it down if they insert abortion funding into the House version. If worse comes to worse, maybe the Supreme Court can strike down some of the unconstitutional parts of the bill. I wouldn’t really count on that, though, because the Supreme Court is worthless.
Some ignorant people believe that creating a “public option” for health insurance would “increase competition” and lower costs for Americans. How could the government ever increase competition in an industry? In reality, all the government ever does is destroy jobs that would otherwise exist, and then re-establish an inferior substitute in place of whatever business it displaced. Just consider NPR as one example.
The government built the Postal Service, and now look at all the dozens of shipping companies we have competing against each other. Oh wait…
(video H/T Stacey Campfield)