Public Option Health Plans Haven’t Lowered Premiums


By Ed Haislmaier and John Goodman

National Review, October 8, 2020

The left’s favorite idea for reforming Obamacare is a government-sponsored plan — a “public option” — that would compete against private insurers. Lawmakers introduced several public option bills earlier this year, and presidential candidate Joe Biden has embraced the concept. Proponents claim that government-sponsored plans will charge lower premiums than private insurers. Yet, experience shows that, when competing on a level playing field, they don’t. Click here to read more.