Admittedly I haven't been able to listen to the entire show, but my two cents are as follows:
The notion that health care will suddenly be taken away from those who are privately insured is a fallacy. The guest who suggested that health care should be between a patient and her doctor perpetuates this false understanding of what a public option will offer.
As a part time employee and full time student my health care options are extremely limited.
In addition, and related to this issue, I am sorely disappointed on Obama's lack of gay rights progress. As we know during his campaign he promised that he would take away Don't Ask Don't Tell which has yet to happen.
Furthermore, if he would repeal the Denfense of Marriage Act I would have access to health care that is not an option for me right now. My partner and I are registered domestic partners in Oregon, but unfortunately I don't have access to her health insurance because any benefits would be taxed as income which is something we simply cannot afford.
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