Senator Olympia Snowe does not want health care reform to include a public insurance option that would be available right away. She wants it to be “triggered” only if private insurance companies fail to reduce cost. She claims it would be “unfair” to make large corporations compete with a cheaper public insurance option.
She claims, "If you establish a public option at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market ... the public option will have significant price advantages."
She admits the public plan would be cheaper and that is why she won't let the people of Maine who are struggle to afford health insurance be about to choice it. She feels it is much more important to give for-profit insurance companies another chance, than provide Americans affordable health care.
What is “unfair” is to deny your constituents a cheap affordable quality public insurance option, because you are afraid it might hurt large health insurance corporations.
I'm sorry Senator. I thought your job was to do what was best for the average people of Maine, not protect multi-billion dollar companies like Aetna, Cigna, and Wellpoint.