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As a grand -- mixed -- there -- our next guest says give me a public option or you will not get my vote.
Check out the town hall -- last -- for democratic congresswoman genachowski.
Despite the protests she's gone on the record saying she won't support a bill without it.
The Illinois congresswoman deputy majority whip his -- up Capitol Hill good morning to you.
-- three weeks ago I think was August 17 in the calendar.
The president it kind of straddled the line on the whole public option ID said whether we have it.
Or we don't have it now tonight is he going to be for the public option -- push it or not.
I expect that there will be a plan republic option in his message.
And that's because not ideological reasons but because that's the way that we can actually control prices.
It will be one -- -- -- about 75 billion dollars.
According to the congressional motion -- that -- control -- I'm looking to CBO estimates and it's gonna cost a trillion dollars over ten years.
We've heard costs on the but the public option actually will be the mechanism to.
Pull down the costs provide some competition.
To the insurance industry which has a monopoly in or -- -- happily in 94% of the market that our country.
And so what this is notebook the way that we're actually going to be able to inject competition.
-- insurance companies let's you think you -- Keep -- modesty -- run them out of business.
Now look at I have not taken an oath to protect the high profits.
Of the insurance industry best they're gonna have to change their ways -- -- worst -- You know you can't have it both ways that the public option is is a bad idea -- and it's not really gonna work and number two that it's gonna drive us out of business.
They can't -- It with the with the public option which ones like it's not an island -- and that's.
Circuit that's part of the debate we've heard I respect your view one that let me let me give -- different angle and all this -- that is okay try to get something done in the house.
-- some -- democratic leaders have their micro asset in the moderate Democrats the blue dogs.
I don't like 52 -- Democrats in the house he says if you put a public option in this bill forget it.
I won't vote for that they -- this is pitting Democrats.
How would they -- you into a simple majority vote to get a bill through house.
Bike across voted for a public action in high energy and commerce committee and -- and the negotiations and that they actually.
Despite all the that he.
And not so much -- I really just starting now and I think that -- look at the dollar figures that would look at that proposals on the table.
But this isn't one that makes the most sense and that's the president says this public to be clear on on my trust and he just yesterday he said he won't vote for that.
He may have.
Supported the piece of legislation but it -- comes to health care he says and I can get them.
Well you know this is the beginning as I said and I think that a lot of things -- are being said but I think at the end of the day that we will have a bill.
It'll be a good bill that would.
Make sure that all Americans have access to affordable health care and I believe that it will have they a public option.
When you talk about a public option he is is that kind of the first step toward a single Payer system.
On the on the -- and ultimately is that something you would support.
Well first I I -- in fact as the most efficient way I think to deliver health care.
If we were starting from the beginning.
They a single Payer -- Medicare like proposal.
For for Americans.
But obviously that's not something that people any confidence in right now.
But I think that.
And all you -- I -- now you you're you're saying right now so that you would hold out hope in the future that the government runs all of health care in America you know first of all you understand.
That is not government running health care this is government and making sure that everyone.
Has access to health care like Medicare they understand that the senior citizens get to -- their doctors.
They have a completely free choice in fact more -- often than they have under private health insurance especially if it's from their employer.
So we're not talking about government running health -- like perhaps they haven't looked like they do have in Great Britain.
Having this isn't that this is not I just when the Clinton you you do not support the system that we've -- in the UK.
You do not support the system we've seen set up in Canada.
We can have a strictly American kind of health care that's what the president is is proposing.
But the the features are that -- be affordable not add to the deficit.
That all Americans.
Are free from the worry about am I going to be able to -- for myself and my children.
The health care that they need that's the important thing.
On this speech tonight and I had just about twenty seconds left here's the -- has said this is this is Make or Break.
It if you don't now what tonight before congress and the American people if you don't get a bill done this fall the -- your term he shocked.
Is that an overstatement.
This this speech is important but what happens in the house and -- -- the Canada Southern Conference.
It really matters the president has left it to to the congress so we hope that he'll inspire people I.
The status -- for getting a good bill out and honest I don't think you heard and answered my question that's okay Daphne Morgan yeah they're answers yeah so you gotta get it done this term -- -- I think it's very important that some people want him to lose health care so that brings him down to after that well against accounts Q thank you -- your time Capitol Hill today while watching.
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