Postal Service Managers Angry at Obama for Denigrating Postal Service While Defending Government-Run Health Plan

From CNSNews:

( – U.S. Postal Service managers are upset with President Barack Obama for denigrating the Postal Service as part of his argument defending the idea of creating a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

In a town hall meeting last week in Portsmouth, N.H., Obama sought to reassure the public that creating the so-called “public option” health insurance plan–a government-run health insurance organization that would compete with private sector insurers–would not mean the death of private insurers. He pointed to the financially troubled Post Office as an example of a government-run system that does not compete very well with private delivery services. 

“People say, well, how can a private company compete against the government?” said Obama. “And my answer is that if the private insurance companies are providing a good bargain, and if the public option has to be self-sustaining–meaning taxpayers aren’t subsidizing it, but it has to run on charging premiums and providing good services and a good network of doctors, just like any other private insurer would do–then I think private insurers should be able to compete.”

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