Saturday, October 10, 2009

An optional public option

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight analyzes the idea of adding a public option to a healthcare reform package but allowing states to opt out of it. It made sense to me...

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Blogger TomS said...

I wonder how that would work.... and whether Medicare would be solvent now if it were optional by state. Would there have been enough economy of scale (I think that's the appropriate term) to keep the program running?

I have an image of the Interstate Highway System and how odd it would be if some states refused the funds available to build and maintain roads connecting them to the states that opted in...rendering the roads incomplete between state borders....It might eventually cripple interstate travel.

I'm no expert by any means, just trying to find analogies to help it all make sense...

Would like to hear your opinion...

5:52 PM  

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