Poor Substitutes -- Why Cooperatives and Triggers Can't Achieve the Goals of a Public Option

New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361, p. 1617, October 2009

Posted: 15 Oct 2011

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Jacob S. Hacker

Yale University - Department of Political Science; Yale University - Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

According to a recent survey, a majority of U.S. physicians support health care reform that includes a new national public health insurance plan, which would compete with private plans. Polls have shown that a substantial majority of Americans support the public option as well.

Keywords: health reform, public option health insurance

Suggested Citation

Hacker, Jacob S., Poor Substitutes -- Why Cooperatives and Triggers Can't Achieve the Goals of a Public Option (2009). New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361, p. 1617, October 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944263

Jacob S. Hacker (Contact Author)

Yale University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Box 208269
New Haven, DC 06520-8269
United States

HOME PAGE: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jhacker

Yale University - Institution for Social and Policy Studies ( email )

89 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06515
United States

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