Each time lawmakers adopt a new mandate, proponents predict the change will increase the affordability and accessibility of care, but research shows the opposite has happened, Guppy argues.
“From now on, the federal government will manage the health care of all Washingtonians.”
By Paul Guppy, vice president for research at Washington Policy Center
Responding to the concern that setting up a government-run public option insurance plan would inject politics into American health care, public option backers are saying, “Right. And that’s a good thing.”
A recent Washington Post article reports, “Economists in this [pro-public option] camp say a public option [...]