The Republicans always seem to beat the Democrats when it comes to framing a message. The health insurance reform “public option” is the latest victim of unfavorable framing.
According to the rightwing, the public option is government run healthcare. The Democrats have been trying to explain that it isn’t but the issue has become so muddled nobody really understands it.
I don’t understand why we don’t just call it government insured healthcare. When someone gets sick, the government insures that the caregivers get paid even though the patient doesn’t have the cash and hasn’t paid in enough to cover the expense. Seems pretty simple to me.
I would compare it to government insured bank accounts. If a bank goes belly up, the government insures that the depositors get their money back. Nobody seems to have a problem with that.