Harry Reid backs a public option that allows states to back out of the public option after one year. Reid Backs Health Public Option With State Opt-Out - Yahoo! News The trojan horse here is that if a state like Texas has the public option for one year, people are going to get it! So let's say 500,000 people have the public option in Texas in one year and Rick Perry decides to abandon it after one year -- the gov. just cost 500,000 people, i.e. 1% of the vote, their health insurance. Sorry, but this is politics and it doesn't belong in here. Either grow a fucking set and put the public option in or don't have it in there. This "pull out" method works just as well as the one Iraq worked in 2004.