Unions like mine have fought long and hard to secure comprehensive, individualized health care benefits for our members. We cannot allow years, and in some cases decades, of progress to be wiped away by efforts to impose a government-controlled health care insurance system as some in Washington seem to be pushing for.
Something like the public option would disrupt the employer-sponsored plans on which so many union members rely. Because a public option would be financially backed by the federal government, private insurers would be unable to compete.
One by one, they would exit the marketplace until the government’s option is the only one left standing. And what could go wrong with the government running something, right?