Editor's Note: We couldn't help but wonder whether Obama's speechwriters might be watching 360º every night after hearing Obama's speech today at the town-hall style meeting in Greenbay, Wisconsin. He cited the phrase, "keep them honest," referring to insurance providers and their role in Obama's proposed health care plan. Under this new health care system, a "national" option for a public health care plan, Obama says, would allow consumers to compare benefits and prices with private insurance companies, increasing the competition among private insurers.
"One of the options in the exchange should be a public insurance option - because if the private insurance companies have to compete with a public option, it will keep them honest and help keep prices down."
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