"The public option would be problematic," Snowe told MSNBC's Morning Joe when asked what changes to the bill could cost Democrats her vote. "As I've said I'm against a public option because I think the government would be another vast new bureaucracy, and also create a disproportionate advantage in the marketplace. And inevitably government's not going to do it better."
Does this make any sense at all? I know conservatives love to think government run organizations are horribly inefficient. But if a government run insurance company is not going to provide lower cost health insurance – how does the Senator think that it will have an advantage in the marketplace? And even if the government run insurance company does provide lower cost health insurance – isn’t this what we’d hope from competition?