To readers of Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog: The Public Option approach has been mentioned in previous posts as one strategy to mobilize the “full faith and clout” of we-the-people, acting through the federal government, to tackle relentless rises in healthcare spending. Here is a discussion of the policy and the politics. Spoiler alert: Public option may take a back seat to other more urgent objectives.
https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/bidens-most-ambitious-health-policy-a-public-option-plan/593342/ “It could fundamentally change how healthcare is priced in the U.S.,” said Cynthia Cox, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation. President-elect Joe Biden will seek to bolster the Affordable Care Act after his predecessor chipped away at the signature legislation, but he also has grander legislative priorities of his own for the health […]Biden’s most ambitious health policy: a public option plan — HENRY KOTULA