Medicare is allegedly going broke. Govt has all infrastructure and historic data on cost to insure each senior. Offer the medicare plan as is to individuals, families and businesses as the public option plan. Mark up the cost of the premiums so medicare does not go broke. Insurance companies can still sell supplemental policies and premium insurance policies. Cut the bill going through congress down from 1000 pages of lobbying lawyersleaze and get it out of the corrupt power mongers to a simple amendment of the existing medicare program. Kill 2 birds with one stone... Seems logical and simple enough.. what am i missing besides the pork?