Overlooked In The Health Care Debate

The public option is also a massive urban subsidy of the rural poor, which should have, could have, would have, brought tears of joy to rural conservatives taxpayers eyes, if they could only see the added benefit of lower local taxes as being a win win situation for themselves.

For some reason they cannot, and so they talk about socialism and other off the wall things instead of thinking things through like they used to do.

gg: Brian Beutler notes,

Jon Cohn over at The New Republic is reporting that, in early estimates, the Congressional Budget Office is finding that a robust public option, along the lines of the one recommended in the House health care bill, could save about $150 billion over 10 years–a notable chunk of the approximately $1 trillion Congress will need to finance an overhaul package.

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