Dem. Senator opposes public health insurance BECAUSE it would really help people

Sometimes, our “representatives” in Washington don’t even bother to pretend to care about us little people.

Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) says he opposes a public health insurance option because too many people would love it!

Nelson’s problem, he told CQ, is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. “At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game,” Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a “deal breaker.”

…As he so often does, Nelson said, according to CQ, that he planned to form a “coalition of like-minded centrists opposed to the creation of a public plan, as a counterweight to Democrats pushing for it.”

At least Republican Congressmen make an effort to hide their corporate whoring with fake empathy and fraudulent claims about how policies favored by their corporate overlords are actually best for ordinary Americans too.

Posted by James on Saturday, May 02, 2009