Nevada Poised To Become Second State To Try Public Option-Type Program
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, says he will sign the bill recently passed by the state legislature that would set up a type of public health insurance option -- plans sold by private insurers on the state's Obamacare marketplace. Meanwhile, NBC News reports on the state of the public option debate amidst Democrats.
Biden Has Paused A Public Option. Nevada Is About To Try Its Own.
A federal public option isn't happening anytime soon, so Nevada officials are creating their own. The Democratic-led state legislature recently passed a bill establishing a type of public health insurance option, aimed at lowering costs and improving access to coverage for state residents. Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, has said he will sign it. ... Nevada would be the second state to launch a public option program, following Washington, where "Cascade Select" policies began being sold on the state Affordable Care Act exchange this year. (Luhby, 6/7)
The Health Insurance Public Option Might Be Fizzling. The Left Is OK With That.
When President Barack Obama abandoned a public insurance option to win moderate support for the Affordable Care Act in 2009, progressives were enraged. A decade later, Joe Biden campaigned on making the public option a reality, but so far, he's done little to get Congress to enact one. Instead of outrage, influential progressives seem to be OK watching the promise go unfilled, preferring to pursue universal health care through other means, like expanding Medicare eligibility. (Sarlin and Kapur, 6/5)