I keep hearing jack asses like Joke Line downgrading the public option because it only will be available to 5% of the country. Now admittedly if I had my druthers I would want that percentage higher if not a total single payer system. But lets keep some real perspective about this. In real numbers that is 15 million people or more. 15 million people. And those 15 million are by and in large the folks who really need health care the most.
Think about that for a second. A study came out a few weeks back that said 40,000 people die every year from a lack of health care. Now how many of those 40,000 come out of the 15 MILLION that would have access to the public option do you think?
Let me put it in analagous terms. If there was a product on the market that was killing 40,000 people a year against theiri will but didn't affect the rest of us would you think it would be ok for the government not to address that? If there was a product on the market that put 15 Million people a year at risk of not only loss of life but loss of lively hood with bankruptcy and financial ruin, do you think it would be ok for the government to turn a blind eye?
I know we live in a "I got mine" society but surely most people give a damn about 15 million American citizens among us.........don't they?
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