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

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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

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

Suggested Citation

Hacker, Jacob S., Health Competition: The Why and How of Public-Plan Choice (2009). New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 360, p. 2269, May 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944264

Jacob S. Hacker (Contact Author)

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

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

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