Second of all, you are probably right that employers will begin to drop health insurance en masse once there is a universal health care plan. But whether you like the public plan or not, it's a good thing to transition away from our current employer-based system. Even if you prefer private insurance, surely you would agree that having a system where health insurance is attached to employment is economically inefficient?
Furthermore, you said that 90% of the employees where you work would be dismayed if your employer dropped Blue Cross / Blue Shield. Well, if people suddenly aren't getting insurance through their employers anymore and many of them don't want the public option, that creates a pretty strong incentive for private insurers to compete with one another over prices in the INDIVIDUAL market, to get all these additional customers.
If you have cancer and you don't like your insurer, you're pretty much stuck. If you could find an insurer who would cover your preexisting condition at all, you'd pay an unaffordable premium.Originally Posted by P/N
As for the topic of this thread, there are plenty of reasons to be pro-choice besides the whole "My body, my choice" thing. In a free society I believe you need a good reason to make something ILLEGAL, not to make it legal. Lacking a valid justification for banning abortion (at least in my opinion), I am pro-choice by default. I don't see how it's relevant to universal health care.