Newsom Touts California’s ‘Public Option.’ Wait — What Public Option?

(By Ana B. Ibarra for Kaiser Health News)

Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are pitching a federal “public option” as a way to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.

The details of their proposals vary, but the general idea is to create a government-sponsored plan that could compete with private insurance.

“We have a public option, just so folks know,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed last month as he unveiled his proposed 2020-21 state budget. “It’s called Covered California.”  Continue reading article here…

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