August 23, 2009

I should listen to you why, again?

You know, as a guy who's benefited from government-provided health care his entire life, John McCain has a lot of gall claiming that there should be no public option for health care:

I believe that one of the fundamentals for any agreement would be that the president abandon the government option.

Do as I say, not as I do, says Prince John.

Posted by Linkmeister at August 23, 2009 12:19 PM | TrackBack

As if McCain would vote for it even w/o a public option. Did Stephanopoulos press him on this?

Posted by: Lance Mannion at August 23, 2009 05:37 PM

Cough, choke, hack.


No. McCain's POV is that people and their employers might both jump at it, and then all those employer-paid health insurance plans would disappear.

Which, gosh, just might make the costs to those who still have employer-paid plans go down as the public option is able to negotiate better deals and the former have to compete, but John McCain is smart and knows that won't happen.

Posted by: Linkmeister at August 23, 2009 08:21 PM