I think there still might be a misperception about the push for the public option — that it’s all about guys like me and Lee who, for various reasons, don’t have health insurance.
This is about everyone.
Even if you have a health insurance plan that you like, you’re seriously bound to be screwed at some point or another. Like a casino, the house is playing against you. “For profit” means maximizing revenue and minimizing pay-outs. They don’t want to pay and it’s only a matter of time before they don’t pay on your policy, or they drop you entirely, or they gouge you to the point where you or your employer have no choice but to drop them.
One of the best aspects of Michael Moore’s Sicko is the fact that he focused on people who were covered by an insurance policy, but who were screwed out of the coverage they paid for.
Even if you happen to be lucky enough to own a high-end policy, you should be seriously pushing for the public option. You never know when you might need it. And chances are, you need it now — if for no other reason but to help keep your insurance carrier in check.