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    What's all the fuss? Govt insurance option seen as signing up just 2 percent of those under 65

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Associated Press Writer Oct 31, 2:51 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- What's all the fuss about? After all the noise over Democrats' push for a government insurance plan to compete with private carriers, coverage numbers are finally in: Two percent.

    That's the estimated share of Americans younger than 65 who'd sign up for the public option plan under the health care bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is steering toward House approval.

    The underwhelming statistic is raising questions about whether the government plan will be the iron-fisted competitor that private insurers warn will shut them down or a niche operator that becomes a haven for patients with health insurance horror stories.

    Some experts are wondering if lawmakers have wasted too much time arguing about the public plan, giving short shrift to basics such as ensuring that new coverage will be affordable.

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    Ignoring the Obvious Position of the AP as Illustrated by thier Headline...

    2% and it's going to Cost how much?... And these are only Estimates on Cost, as we ALL Know, NO GOVERNMENT Program has EVER Met it's Estimates in Cost... Not even CLOSE...

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    How much is it going to cost? Zero.
    The public option would be financed by policyholders.
    It's the other provisions that cost money.
     
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    OK...

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    Some will argue it does have a cost, and then point to the subsidies. The subsides, however, exist independent of the public option.
     

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