Bill O’Reily Backs Public Health Option
“I want… working Americans, to have a option… if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.”
I ADMIT, Bill O’Reily’s support for the public health care options surprises me. I don’t watch his show regularly, but when I do it strikes me that Mr. O’Reily is a free market kinda fellow. So, the flexibility of thinking he displays here is rare these days. Irrespective of the argument pro or con, kudos to Bill for leaving the reservation, perhaps for a short journey into the unknown.
Perhaps Mr. O’Reily has read the study by the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund that determined “a public coverage program similar to Medicare would reduce projected health care costs by about $2 trillion over 11 years, and reduce premiums by about 20% on average. Within about a decade, 105 million people would be enrolled in the public plan, and about 107 million would have private insurance.”