O’Reilly who hated the though of the public option and often referred to it as “Socialism” is now turing a different tune
In an interview with Nina Owcharenko of Heritage Foundation, O’Reilly said he thought if government could provide cheaper insurance, it would be a plus for the folks. He said Americans should put ideology aside if the government can do a good job.
Which after Wednesday, I agree with, if this thing is going to go through we need the public option to make sure health Insurance companies start to become competitive.
Here is the interview
O’REILLY: The public option now is done. We discussed this, it’s not going to happen. But you say that this little marketplace that they’re going to set up, whereby the federal government would subsidize insurance for some Americans, that is, in your opinion, a public option?
OWCHARENKO: Well, it has massive new federal regulation. So you don’t necessarily need a public option if the federal government is going to control and regulate the type of health insurance that Americans can buy.
O’REILLY: But you know, I want that, Ms. Owcharenko. I want that. I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don’t like their health insurance, if it’s too expensive, they can’t afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.