Thursday, June 11, 2009

Public Health Insurance Plan...

The Democrats in the House unveiled the outlines of their healthcare reform bill on June 9 that includes a government-backed health plan option to increase coverage. Already powerful lobbies are lining up against this possibility, including the AMA and the health insurance industry, claiming an end to the employer-provided health coverage system if this plan is adopted. Lessons from Massachusetts and projections from studies conducted by the insurance industry itself tell us that the likeliest scenario will depend on the plan details.

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