Louise Slaughter on the Public Option

20 Aug

Representative Louise Slaughter (NY-28) discusses her support for a strong public option for health insurance reform:

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7 Responses to “Louise Slaughter on the Public Option”

  1. HapKlein August 20, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Wow, leave t to Louise to yank something that could benefit America from that stinking mess those middle of the road folk have developed in the capitol.
    The public option was pushed off the table by the lobbyists before any bill was assembled and Baucus kept it that way. Lets all support Louise and maybe we can save the reform movement.

  2. Bill Altreuter August 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    Louise Slaughter is so head and shoulders superior to almost everyone else in the House that I continually marvel at how fortunate we are to have her representing us. She is an all-around class act.

  3. Hank August 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    Bill—going to the Slaughter fundraiser in Rochester? Only costs you 2400.00/ticket!!!!
    Go buy yourself some class!!!

  4. mike August 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    @hank, I would rather have private citizens funding her campaign instead of some company dressed as a suit. Oh I forgot dats alot of money for you, maybe you could layaway a ticket.

  5. Buffalo Hodgepodge August 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    The idea that a government-funded health insurance company would control cost is a crazy myth. On the other hand, a publicly financial health insurance exchange to promote health insurance transparency and competition is a terrific idea.

  6. Ray August 21, 2009 at 12:31 am #

    Hank, the union suits will be highly represented at her fundraiser, laying down other peoples money in exchange to receive even more of other peoples money from Slaughter.
    Slaughter was ranked as the most liberal member of the House this year by National Journal which should be called the Bolshevik of the Year Award. That’s the kind of thing that extremist lefties call an “all-around class act”.

  7. jacksmith August 21, 2009 at 1:18 am #

    NO CO-OP’S! A Little History Lesson

    Young People. America needs your help.

    More than two thirds of the American people want a single payer health care system. And if they cant have a single payer system 77% of all Americans want a strong government-run public option on day one (85% of democrats, 76% of independents, and 71% republicans). Basically everyone.

    Our last great economic catastrophe was called the Great Depression. Then as now it was caused by a reckless, and corrupt Republican administration and republican congress. FDR a Democrat, was then elected to save the nation and the American people from the unbridled GREED and profiteering, of the unregulated predatory self-interest of the banking industry and Wallstreet. Just like now.

    FDR proposed a Government-run health insurance plan to go with Social Security. To assure all Americans high quality, easily accessible, affordable, National Healthcare security. Regardless of where you lived, worked, or your ability to pay. But the AMA riled against it. Using all manor of scare tactics, like Calling it SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!! :-0

    So FDR established thousands of co-op’s around the country in rural America. And all of them failed. The biggest of these co-op organizations would become the grandfather of the predatory monster that all of you know today as the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT health insurance industry. And the DISGRACEFUL GREED DRIVEN PRIVATE FOR PROFIT healthcare industry.

    This former co-op would grow so powerful that it would corrupt every aspect of healthcare delivery in America. Even corrupting the Government of the United States.

    This former co-op’s name is BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD.

    Do you see now why even the suggestion of co-op’s is ridiculous. It makes me so ANGRY! Co-op’s are not a substitute for a government-run public option.

    They are trying to pull the wool over our eye’s again. Senator Conrad, if you don’t have the votes now, GET THEM! Or turn them over to us. WE WILL! DEAL WITH THEM. Why do you think we gave your party Control of the House, Control of the Senate, Control of the Whitehouse. The only option on the table that has any chance of fixing our healthcare crisis is a STRONG GOVERNMENT-RUN PUBLIC OPTION.

    An insurance mandate and subsidies without a strong government-run public option choice available on day one would be worse than the healthcare catastrophe we have now. The insurance, and healthcare industry have been very successful at exploiting the good hearts of the American people. But Congress and the president must not let that happen this time. House Progressives and members of the Tri-caucus must continue to hold firm on their demand for a strong Government-run public option.

    A healthcare reform bill with mandates and subsidies but without a STRONG government-run public option choice on day one, would be much worse than NO healthcare reform at all. So you must be strong and KILL IT! if you have too. And let the chips fall where they may. You can do insurance reform without mandates, subsidies, or taxpayer expense.

    Actually, no tax payer funds should be use to subsidize any private for profit insurance plans. Tax payer funds should only be used to subsidize the public plans. Healthcare reform should be 100% for the American people. Not another taxpayer bailout of the private for profit insurance industry, disguised as healthcare reform for the people.

    God Bless You

    Jacksmith — Working Class

    Twitter search #welovetheNHS #NHS Check it out

    (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/why-markets-cant-cure-healthcare/)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbWw23XwO5o) CYBER WARRIORS!! – TAKE THIS VIRAL

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