Here's an idea: how about an amendment in the final bill that requires retired government employees drawing a check from the people to use the public option as a requirement to receive their pension nor can they purchase private insurance. Need to keep those costs down we're told. Obama has shown that previous contracts mean nothing. Since they are paid using public money the government can do anything they want with prior agreements. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have told us how wonderful this is all going to be. They shouldn't have a problem with it.