The health insurance public option promises to charge consumers premiums that fully cover its cost. But the history of federal health care programs tells us that Congress will inevitably subsidize enrollees. Instead of costing taxpayers nothing, the public option would quickly become a costly new government program.
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Read “Biden’s Public Option Would Mean Massive Tax Hikes,” by Lanhee Chen and Daniel Heil. Available here: https://on.wsj.com/3knIbrW.
Read “The Fiscal Effects of the Public Option,” by Lanhee Chen, Tom Church, and Daniel Hiel. Available here: https://bit.ly/3ptA5BZ.
Read “Public Option Kills Private Insurance,” by Scott Atlas via the Wall Street Journal. Available here: https://on.wsj.com/2Uiwx7d.
Read “Looking Beyond the Public Option,” by Scott Atlas via Forbes. Available here: https://bit.ly/3khCcow.
Read “Native Americans and the Public Option,” by Terry Anderson via the Wall Street Journal. Available here: https://on.wsj.com/3kjHX4V.