Dear Olympia Snowe

You are my favorite of my adopted state’s two senators. This makes me bang my head on the desk when you say something like this:

In an Associated Press interview in Portland, Snowe said it would be unfair to include a government-run health insurance option that would take effect immediately.

“If you establish a public option at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market … the public option will have significant price advantages,” she said.

See, an industry which has doubled its premiums over the last 10 years…

… while increasing profits by 428 percent and creating monopoly conditions for 94 percent of consumers maybe needs competition with a “price advantage” to keep it from ripping us off more than it already has.

Sincerely yours,

A constituent

(image from the WSJ online; quote clipped from the Baltimore Sun)