Monday, December 7, 2009
Good Question, Good Answer
The public option may be getting some more massaging in the Senate and it may be turned into a Swiss-type option. Bob Cesca over at his Awesome Blog gives a good answer to Jon Cohn's question:
If liberals give yet more ground on the public option, what should they ask in return?
Of the Swiss-type option, he says:
"The Swiss Plan has to be based on Medicare rates, the plan has to be available within a year and anyone can buy into it regardless of employment status. In other words, the premiums are based on Medicare premiums and it's a free choice plan. So it'd be like a robust public option, but with private insurance companies providing the risk and the government keeping them regulated and honest."