With the year-end deadline for health care legislation looming, what is the likelihood of the public option making it into the final bill? What will happen if it isn’t? First, let me explain what the public option would do. I’ve found that too often over the past few months, debate has raged without a clear understanding of the subject.
The public option would be just that, one insurance option of many. More importantly, it would only be available as part of the health insurance exchange, the marketplace of insurance options for those without employment-based insurance.