212823 Fate of a federal public health insurance option

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM

Suzanne Haviland , Research Department, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Washington, DC
As of this writing (July, 2009), the fate of the public health insurance option in the national health insurance debate is unclear. If President Obama's initiative for national health insurance reform succeeds and some form of a public plan is part of it, then the design and implementation of the public plan will be discussed in this presentation. If a public plan is not part of the reform (or if the reform effort fails altogether), then the prospects for a federally-backed public plan will be the focus of the presentation.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss how a federal public health insurance plan is going forward.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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