I attended the recent town hall meeting conducted by Rep. Adam Schiff, a man I admire and have great respect for. Although I am thoroughly in favor of health-care reform, I am very wary of any bill that includes a so-called “public option.”
I would like to see what the Senate comes up with in the way of a compromise that might include medical co-operatives that have worked quite well in some parts of the country. Contrary to what many mailbag letters have said, I do not believe Medicare is a good argument for a public health care option. While the Medicare system seems to work quite well for most enrollees, it has the same problem that the current private health insurance system has — it simply costs too much.
Like Medicare, most Americans enrolled in private healthcare plans are very happy with the care they get, but very unhappy with the ever-increasing premiums they pay.