For some people the greatest argument against a public health option is that the government does things inefficiently and the health care system would implode if the government got their fingers on it (funny that hasn't happened with medicare). There's a lot of truth to that but at the same time when it comes to education, however bad the government has done in that area, we're not protesting against public schools (at least most of us aren't), we're just asking that the government do a better job. If wealthy people don't like the government/public education option they can pay to put their child in a private school (that privilege comes with wealth), and the private schools have done a pretty good job staying in business even with the competition of public education. Why can't it work the same with health care? Why are some people so afraid of a public option? The U.S. didn't go socialist when they invented public school, why would we now? We should expect some inefficiency in a government/ public health care option, that seems to be the M.O. right now of our government. But we're not out picketing against public schools so we shouldn't go picketing against public health care, we should continuously call for those in power to simply do a better job.
So my 2 cents is this: if you're against public health care you should consider being against public education. Think of what would happen if we didn't have public schools, think of how many kids would simply have to go uneducated... think of how many will simply have to go without health care.
If we're willing to let the government teach us and defend us we should commission them to provide a health care option even for those who cannot afford it. And remember not to waste time deciding who's worthy or deserving.
Ok... I've given my thoughts, I think I will stay away for the health care topic at least for now.