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    Would you utilize the public option?

    Due to the assumed intellectual characteristics of the users on this forum due to your pursuit of "intellectual" debate, most of you probably have jobs and already have healthcare, I was interested in real numbers on the consumer base of the public option. Please vote truthfully.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    4 people, really?

    Of the 3 polls I made, i cared most about this one, and get the least amount of votes... disappointing...

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    I'm basically on it...

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Never. As long as I have a say in the matter, the government will most certainly NOT be involved in my healthcare and neither will I willingly give them a vested interest in my health. No way in hell would I ever give the government that much control in my life. I enjoy my freedom too much for that kind of stupidity.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    It really depends on how competitive it is. I wouldn't treat it very different from any another health plan. If it was cheaper or had better features than my current plan I would take it, otherwise no.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Depends. I would have to look at the benefits, features, cost, and rules before deciding.
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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    If I was American, possibly, yes. It'd depend on the charges and what the plan covered. Lord knows if they'll actually be able to establish a public option that isn't stripped down to appease those who love their socilaised roads, schools, libraries and fire departments but are somehow convinced that socialised medicine will be a horrendous beauracratic montrosity.
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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Never. As long as I have a say in the matter, the government will most certainly NOT be involved in my healthcare and neither will I willingly give them a vested interest in my health. No way in hell would I ever give the government that much control in my life. I enjoy my freedom too much for that kind of stupidity.
    You're going to opt out of Medicare??!?!!

    It sound like you trust insurance companies more than the you trust government employees.

    Myself, I not sure I want some profit motivated insurance company employee looking at my health care cost as item that may reduce his bonus.

    Wait a moment, I spend a micro-second thinking about this and I know I DON'T want some insurance company clown to make that decision.

    But you can make your own choices.

    Good luck finding an insurance policy that has no government subsidy when you're over 65. If you really beat the bushes you might find one $15k to $20K/month.

    Stick to your principles.

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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Any answer other than "depends" is pointless.
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    Re: Would you utilize the public option?

    Quote Originally Posted by High Old Silver View Post
    You're going to opt out of Medicare??!?!!

    It sound like you trust insurance companies more than the you trust government employees.

    Myself, I not sure I want some profit motivated insurance company employee looking at my health care cost as item that may reduce his bonus.

    Wait a moment, I spend a micro-second thinking about this and I know I DON'T want some insurance company clown to make that decision.
    why? government employees are worse. At least with a profit-oreinted insurance company, you can protest from your wallet without fear of some "government-agents" busting down your door for "not following the law".

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