Pelosi: Health care ‘public option’ needs new name

Well I feel a lot better now that the Government Option is called the Competitive Option. I can definitely support it now that it has a new name. After all, it’s always the name that’s the problem. Body odor can be re-named to chocolate cake. Can’t you see how this would work? Hey, Bob has chocolate cake. Great, let’s go hang out with him. See, that’s not insulting to anyone’s intelligence at all. Watch out, or you’ll step in that pile of…rose petals.


It's all in a name

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – A government-sponsored “public option” for health care lives, though it may be more attractive to skeptics if it goes by a different moniker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday.

In an appearance at a Florida senior center, the Democratic leader referred to the so-called public option as “the consumer option.” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., appeared by Pelosi’s side and used the term “competitive option.”

Both suggested new terminology might get them past any lingering doubts among the public—or consumers or competitors.

“You’ll hear everyone say, ‘There’s got to be a better name for this,'” Pelosi said. “When people think of the public option, public is being misrepresented, that this is being paid for with their public dollars.”

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