This is not going to set well with large numbers of people who have more faith in Medicare than they do private insurers. Polls show about 70% of the public wants a public option--a government-run insurance to fall back on when unemployment strikes or when employers do not offer insurance plans at all.
I personally cannot imagine anything else truly benefiting the public. But then I'm no expert. I'd be curious to hear other opinions about how dropping the public option is a good deal for the public.
Edited by Spectacles, 07 July 2009 - 07:49 AM.