Update on State Public Option-Style Laws: Getting to More Affordable Coverage

By Christine Monahan, Justin Giovannelli, and Kevin Lucia

While federal health coverage reforms remain stalled in Congress, several states are pushing forward to establish modified versions of public health insurance options. Washington, Colorado, and Nevada have enlisted private carriers to offer public option-style plans intended to drive down costs and provide new, affordable choices to consumers. These states, and others contemplating similar moves, are working hard to meet these goals while ensuring robust provider participation.

In their latest post for the Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point blog, CHIR’s Christine Monahan, Justin Giovannelli, and Kevin Lucia provide an update on public option implementation, including Washington’s efforts to expand availability of the state’s public option, the status of Colorado’s plans set to launch next year, and the results of Nevada’s recent stakeholder engagement. You can read the full post here.

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