I'm a young, healthy male. With a public option, my overall contributions towards healthcare would initially almost assuredly go up from what I'm paying now. And I am wholeheartedly FOR this. I'm in this to protect my society and help everyone contribute. Long term that will certainly aid me directly and indirectly. Obamacare has already shown even a highly watered down version can lower the massive rate of increase in healthcare costs. Let's push more on the system and try more things with a public option. That massive leverage will only serve to help us all on average (assuming GOP doesn't insert language to keep us from negotiating prices like they did with prescriptions).