Why couldn't states just make their own "public option"?

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    Why do we even need to have a federal public option?

    Why don't the states that support a public option simply join together and make a big non-profit public insurance plan open to their own citizens?

    Hell, it would probably attract all kinds of new business, as businesses move into states that they don't need to provide insurance for employees in.

    And as for the citizens of the other states, well, screw them. They didn't want it, so they can deal with the sky-high rates that will be the result of no public option.
     
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    Or... and here's a sneaky way to get it in... why not just add a "Public Option" to the next Budget decision, which only requires 51 votes, after the rest of the health bill passes?
     
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    Technically, that's the only constitutionally allowed universal healthcare.

    And you can bet your sweet ass, I'd leave that state in a heartbeat.
     
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    Why couldn't states just make their own "public option"?

    Many states simply don't have the money. Unemployment is officially at 10%. It's probably 4 or 5 points higher, at least. This is an average. Some states have a 20% rate. Then there are broken states such as Louisiana and Mississippi.

    We could just follow the Republican plan to health care, "If you get sick, Die Quickly".
     
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    Or the Democrat Plan: Take our Insurance and you'll have all the Pretend Coverage you need until we run out of your money
     
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    Tenncare and Calcare went broke.


    The Dems figure that the Treasury can just keep printing the money to pay for it or gut Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

    Can you say "Ponsi-scheme"????????
     
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    I didn't know there precedents at the state level. If you don't look this up for yourself you the State Run Media will never tell you
     
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    The GOP and a few Dems made Medicare D ... the prescription plan, so fucked up the US can't negoatiate for lower prescription prices for seniors.

    get the profit and waste out of HOW WE PAY 4 HEALTH CARE and then we can fix the rest of the system
     
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    And yet, we can continually pay for Republican wars that "keep us safe". Much better paying for wars and rebuilding nations into hard right, Islamofascists states, like we did in Iraq. The Republican success story. They gave us the "purple finger".

    I think it's better to pay for American citizens. Screw the Iraqis. We should just declare "Mission Accomplished" and leave.
     
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    LOL

    Get rid of profits

    LOL

    What a maroooooon!
     

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