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2020 Election Series Ep.3: Biden’s Health Plan - Challenges of a Public Option


With just four weeks until Election Day, and one formal presidential debate under our belts, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon take a fresh look at Joe Biden’s healthcare proposals in the latest episode of our 2020 Election Podcast mini-series. Episode highlights include insight on:
- The advantages and challenges of Biden’s initiative to add a public option, and how that might interact with the current private and marketplace plans.
- Several past state initiatives relating to public options, and the challenges those states faced with affordability and solvency.
- Biden’s plan to expand Medicaid and improve the ACA.
- A comparison of some of Biden’s initiatives to the employer-sponsored insurance market, which shows the employer model is working well and should be preserved.