The President, Congress and the American public are demanding reform of health care now. During his campaign President Obama proposed a major new program to address the many problems the current American health care system is facing. For the first time in more than 15 years real change is on the table and is going to be discussed, argued and fought over for the next few months. All sides of the issue are gearing up to wage their fight in the media. Some may remember the Harry and Louise ads from 1993 when the Clinton's were attempting to reform the health care system.
An organization supporting a public health care option, President Obama's proposal, is Health Care for America Now. There is a very active debate within the progressive community regarding the idea of if a single payer plan should be on the table or if a "public health care option" should be on the table. Some people believe that moving to the single payer option is the only option that should be on the table. Others feel that the only viable option is to introduce America to public health insurance option by offering a public plan as a competitor to the private insurance options people currently have.
I am going to try to bring different perspectives on this battle over the new few weeks/months. Some may be my own thoughts while other will come from experts and others. I hope you take a moment to decide what is best for you and your family. Many who do not have any serious illness problems do not think much about health insurance unless they are having babies or concerned about the cost. Everyone gets touched by the benefits and the flaws of the current system. The question that needs to be answered by every American is what option works best for you and our nation as a whole. I hope to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision on the issue.