The arguments against the Health Care Public Option are based on Red Herrings that have been put up to try to stop this necessary part of real health care reform. To start with, quoting the supposed ‘extra cost over ten years’ is meant to frighten us. The trillion dollars, or more recently the 1.6 trillion dollars, that the government would have to pay, comes to less per year than we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. Getting out of there might be a good way of paying for those ‘extra costs’.
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