Because the aim is not to pass reform, the aim is to politically wound Barack Obama so we can have a replay of the midterm elections of 1994. Americans, a majority of whom favor a public option, are going to be hopping mad if healthcare reform doesn’t pass. They voted for it in 2008 when they swept a supermajority into the House, nearly so into the Senate, and voted in a Democratic administration. If they don’t get it, ironically, the idea, according to Republicans, is that they will punish Democrats by voting for the party that brought about healthcare reform failure.
That’s the logic operating these days.
MoveOn has been among the groups out there with the money and the muscle to get healthcare reform back on track after the massive Republican derail attempt in the event that has become known as the “Town Halls of August.” They have bankrolled a new battle cry and the Georgia-based rock group, R.E.M., has been tagged to deliver their powerful message.
We also get to meet some people who have been shafted by the health care industry, or the playing field that they have laid out.
Here it is, on You Tube, and here is the link to send to your friends.
To those of you who are contemplating the recently proposed “Public Option Trigger” where a Public Option will be made available if the private health insurance companies fail to effect the reforms mandated in a hypothetical reform bill, to these I only have this to say: the trigger has already been pulled.
Public Option Now.
Because there are people out there, thousands of people, who simply cannot afford to wait.