“Public Option” may be dropped

health-care symbolThe White House is signaling that the “public option” for healthcare insurance to compete with private plans may be dropped from reform proposals now before Congress.  A compromise would consider nonprofit health cooperatives.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System,” says the public option is needed.

“The public option is the last, best chance for private insurers to show us they can provide better value at lower cost.  They have already demonstrated that without it they won’t do that.”

Contact Stephen Davidson, 617-353-7422, sdavidso@bu.edu

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