I have been in the insurance business for 32 years, and I have seen the need for national health care, because one in six Americans are uninsured and millions more are under insured for the coverage they need.
A public option is the only way to guarantee health care for all Americans, because any legislation without it is just more of the same broken system. America needs a choice between keeping the for-profit insurance they already have or a public health care option such as Medicare. More competition means better service at a lower cost. That is the American way.