Americans have made it clear to Washington that we do not want a "public option" in any healthcare reform. And, guess what, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been listening. Does that mean that she's going to drop it? Not a chance - a government takeover of medicine is a liberal's holy grail. Pelosi and her pals won't give up to a little thing like public opinion. Not when she can simply change the terminology, so now she's calling the same old plan for a "consumer option." Another Democrat is floating the term "competitive option." (Link to story here.)
But, by whatever name you call it, the idea is the same . . . and it is not a good idea.