It is imperative that Congress approve a public health insurance option because if it doesn’t it will be business-as-usual—high premiums, disqualification based on pre-existing conditions, arbitrary cancellation, and skimpy coverage. There has to be competition introduced into the closed monopoly controlled by the health insurance industry who clearly do not have anyone’s best interests at heart except their own pocketbooks. Do we want to entrust our physical and financial well-being to a special interest group that has literally made its profits off of the suffering of real people who do not get the treatment or care that they need and deserve? We must demand that Congress listen to the actual citizens of this country and not cave in to the health industry lobbyists who are attempting to buy them off. Otherwise, we will be stuck with the broken system that we currently have rather than real reform.