Since there has been such a great deal of coverage on this already, and it is only the morning after, I am going to make my comments brief and focused on my opinion. I feel the proposed “alternatives” to the public option suggested by Obama and the other democrats is still unacceptable. It will still put the government in control of health care, which they do not have any business doing. It will eventually lead to putting the private insurance companies out of business and leave the people with the only choice of having the government run health care. Not to mention the financial burden that it will place on the US on top of an already astronomically steep debt. The better and more economically sound options would be medical lawsuit liability reform, interstate insurance options, health care tax breaks, and other simple measures to make private insurance more affordable. As for those who can not provide private insurance for themselves, that is already covered by the state in which they live. But, this is my opinion, here is the information to make your own:

This is a direct link to the script of the speech Obama gave to Congress on health care 09/09/09:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-a-Joint-Session-of-Congress-on-Health-Care/

Here is a video of Congressman Joe Wilson yelling “You lie!” when Obama said that government health care would not cover illegal immigrants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx8ARCn1pdQ

And this is an article from the Wall Street Journal that has a list of eight things that can be done to improve health care costs without adding to the deficit (perhaps we should send a copy to congress?):

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html

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