An Urban Institute analysis found if the government adopted initiatives that included a public health insurance option, it could save $12 billion and insure an additional 1.2 million people. Having a public option plus capping practitioner payment rates and offering financial assistance to middle-class families could reduce premiums and out-of-pocket costs by $9.2 billion, the report said.
Report: Public option could lower costs, insure more people
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