The Public Option has been discussed on this forum ad nauseam.
It won't work.
1. The Public Option doesn't reduce the cost of healthcare. Approximately 30% of every healthcare dollar is spent on administration, in large part due to the thousands of variations in health insurance coverage. Public option does virtually nothing to address that significant cost factor.
2. The Public Option will be used to indirectly subsidize the for-profit private health insurance industry by propping up our broken and highly inefficient health care system.
3.The Public Option will leave taxpayers holding the bag while the for-profit health insurance industry continue to rake in billions in profits at our expense. The public option is corporate welfare.
4. The Public Option has become a panacea for those most interested in stonewalling M4A and preserving the ACA with poorly thought out republican rhetoric. Exhibit A: Joe Biden Exhibit B: Pete Buttigieg.
5. The following video was produced by a business owner looking for a more cost effective way to provide his workers health insurance. It is worth a look for those that want to better understand America's healthcare crisis and how to FIX IT...