The CBO confirms today my long-held suspicion that the vaunted "public option" is not much more than a high-risk pool and forecasts that premiums will actually be slightly higher than private offerings.
Currently, private health insurance is available via the following mechanisms:
1. Large employer group coverage
2. Small group market (small business)
3. Individual market (self-employed, unattached)
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