"Trigger option" the only way?

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    I don't think any health care reform package can pass the Senate as the draft bills now stand.

    Quite some time ago, I posted a similar option such as this (although I'm certainly not taking credit--it belongs to Olympia Snow who later proposed it). I also can't find that posting.

    What this would do is give insurance companies a set amount of time to make changes in its own industry in order to help cover more people and drive down long-term costs. If those changes failed to occur within the defined period, a trigger would provide for a public option to force change on the insurance companies.

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    I don't see the insurance industry backing down, trigger or no. Just put a public option out there and be done with it. They've had more than enough chances over the years to rein themselves in, and they've only gotten worse.
     
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    ObamaCare will definitely engage a trigger option.

    Count on it
     
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    trigger option is a poison pill, it actually kills the public option.
     
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    Olympia Snow's version would. She offered it as an amendment just yesterday. But that's not to say there can't simply be new regulations for the insurance industry written which basically requires them to get their act together or take a chance on seeing what REAL competition would look like. It doesn't need to be complicated like hers is.
     
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    I think the public option should be the trigger. Build it and they will come. The people can vote by signing up for it. Congress certainly isn't going to do anything about it. A trigger can always be killed by the insertion into another bill somewhere, so it's lame on Snowe's part to suggest it.
     
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    the public option/death of private insurance will eventually come and it will be the fault of the insurance companies. Find another business that is as greedy and unethical as them and then look at the public's reaction.
     
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    Help Stop The Health Care "Trigger Option" | Gather
     
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    acorn?
     
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    perfect example.. look at the public's reaction when they were exposed!
     

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