Argument: Public insurance would not waste money on lobbying
Signe Wilkinson. "Unhealthy arguments against public option" Philadelphia Daily News. July 14, 2009: "government-paid insurance surely wouldn't be forking over the estimated $1.4 million per day that the health insurance industry is spending to lobby members of Congress to block competition from a government plan - and, with it, more choices for Americans. The army of lobbyists includes 350 former government staff members who - before they took the revolving door for a spin - worked for the very same committees that are writing the legislation."
Dave Johnson. "Health Care: Public Option Is A Must". The Huffington Post. June 6, 2009: "The ONLY reason there is consideration of continuing the failed, greedy, destructive corporate insurance system is because the few who get rich off of it are paying off politicians to keep things they way they are. [...] This is about providing what is best for the people, not about watching out for corporate interests and the profits that get funneled up to a few people at the top."