Barack Obama: Bring back the public insurance option
President Barack Obama says the nation must do more to further the goals of healthcare reform–such as revisiting the idea of a public insurance option to boost competition in the ACA marketplaces.
In a special-edition article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Obama writes that while 88 percent of marketplace enrollees live in counties with at least three issuers, other areas of the country have long struggled with limited competition. The situation may worsen in 2017, FierceHealthPayer has reported, as major insurers including UnitedHealth and Humana plan to pull back from some marketplaces.
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