Medicaid's Public Health Plan Options

Andrew Bindman
2020 JAMA Health Forum  
The democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden, has made the availability of a public option (a Medicarelike health plan operated by the federal government) a central component of his health care platform. One goal of this policy is to lower costs for consumers who purchase coverage in health insurance marketplaces. Biden would also increase population coverage by making his public option available at no cost to income-eligible adults in the 12 states that have still not
more » ... xpanded Medicaid as a part of the Affordable Care Act. In the states that have already ARTICLE INFORMATION Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License.
doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2020.1067 pmid:36218575 fatcat:g2k255iplfat5noby4ozsfecle