Last night, the Wonk Room’s Igor Volsky appeared on Fox Business Network to discuss health care reform. He disputed the host’s assertion that the Democrats’ goal was to create a single-payer system, and explained why a public option plan was so essential:
What we’ve had so far in this country is a patchwork system of insurance where millions of American falls through the cracks. And what we want to do is create a public option where the most vulnerable Americans, Americans who now forgo coverage, have access to affordable health care. It’s not about socialism; it’s about providing Americans with a choice. It’s what we should all be for — it’s the American solution.
Igor was pitted against Dennis Smith, a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. When it came to real reform, the Fox Business host admitted that “it’s essentially really two against one here.”