Health Competition: The Why and How of Public-Plan Choice
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360, p. 2269, May 2009
Posted: 15 Oct 2011
Date Written: 2009
The debate over health care reform has increasingly centered on the issue of “public-plan choice” — whether Americans younger than 65 who lack employment-based coverage should have the choice of enrolling in a new public health insurance plan that competes with regulated private plans. The idea — largely ignored in 2008 when it was endorsed by then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama — has come to dominate an increasingly polarized national debate.
Keywords: public plan option, health care reform, Medicare Plus
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