On 9/9/09, President Obama said, "I believe it makes more sense to build on what works and fix what doesn’t, rather than try to build an entirely new system from scratch."
I contend that Medicare works. Medicare is one of the most popular and successful legislations in American history. Let's build on Medicare to expand it to ALL. Expanding Medicare to all would NOT be "starting from scratch."
Health care for profit by private insurance companies is unethical and obviously doesn't work. We should expand Medicare for ALL with a private option.
Our nation has been attempting to provide health care for all for over 100 years. It took about 50 years of incremental legislation to culminate in Medicare in 1964. Now, 55 years after Medicare, the PUBLIC OPTION will be a tiny step toward Medicare for All.