Sunday, August 23, 2009

Biting one's nose off to spite one's face?

It's hard to believe that someone who is unemployed, needing a shoulder surgery and was just quoted a $3,166.00 monthly premium from Blue Cross/Blue Shield would be firmly against a public option, but this morning the SouthtownStar introduces us to Mary Jo Toscano who despite everything says "I don't have enough specifics to say that I'm happy. Without knowing the specifics of the public plan, I would rather go through my employer."

First of all someone should point out to Ms. Toscano that she currently has no employer and that under a "public option" she would have access to insurance at much less than the $3,166.00 she was quoted. Additionally, if she finds a job her new employer might not provide her with the same quality of coverage she was recieving before she lost her job.

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