Dean: "It's 1.2 times what an 'ordinary' person pays. That's clearly not... there is going to be insurance that's unaffordable. Suppose you make $70,000-80,000 a year, you could end up paying $20,000 for your insurance under the Senate bill. So, there are some big, big problems.
It is not a coincidence, David Gregory, that insurance company stocks, health insurance company stocks hit a 52-year high on Friday, so they must know something that the rest of us don't.
I think it's gotta have a public option, at least allow some of the states... now, there are two countries that have done this without a public option - Switzerland and The Netherlands - but they treat insurance companies as public utilities. . . We are nowhere near where Switzerland and The Netherlands are, in terms of the regulatory apparatus on the private insurance industry..."
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