The Sun Journal reported June 30 that U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe thinks it would be unfair for the government to create its own health-insurance option “at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market” because “the public option will have significant price advantages.” That is, insurance from the public health plan might cost less than from private health plans.
Maybe Sen. Snowe could explain to those of us who think private health insurance companies charge too much and deliver too little why she thinks it would be a bad idea for the government to offer a plan that might cost less and deliver more.
James Parakilas, Lewiston


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