The case for an Oregon kind of public option in health insurance
Discussions of health insurance--and making it universal--almost always include talk of "the public option."
This is insurance provided by a public entity, rather than a private insurer: think Medicare and Medicaid.
OSPIRG, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, recently put out a report on possible public options just within Oregon. The report notes a steep rise in premiums and deductibles in Oregon, both of which could be addressed with a public option.
An OSPIRG rep visits with details of the research and insights into possible legislative consideration.