Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Single-payer mentions draw cheers at Baucus-sponsored health care talk

"When the time came for questions, McArthur stood up and asked a simple question. Looking across a standing-room-only crowd of about 275, he asked how many were happy with their employer-based health insurance.

Less than 10 people raised their hands.

“The number is bogus,” McArthur said. “It s not working for 95 percent of us.” McArthur drew resounding applause.

In fact, any mention of single-payer health care insurance brought raucous cheers and clapping. Any other solution to health care reform - including Baucus “balanced” plan that would create a mix of public and private plans - was received more coolly."

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