State Public Option–Style Laws: What Policymakers Need to Know

By Christine Monahan, Kevin Lucia, and Justin Giovannelli

In recent months, Washington, Colorado, and Nevada, have enacted public option-style laws aimed at containing costs and increasing access to health insurance coverage. Washington amended a 2019 law that initially established public option plans and went into effect this year, while Colorado and Nevada’s laws newly call for the creation of public option plans that will go on the market in 2023 and 2026, respectively.

In their latest To the Point blog post for the Commonwealth fund, CHIR’s Christine Monahan, Kevin Lucia, and Justin Giovannelli summarize these laws and identify common themes and areas of divergence across the three states. You can read the full post here.

We hope this resource will be useful to stakeholders responding to the request for information from Senator Patty Murray and Representative Frank Pallone – due July 31, 2021 — and participating in broader discussions about public options at the federal and state levels.

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