The best use of the “public option” is as a bargaining chip.
– Medicare buy-in for those between 55 and 64.
– Medicaid coverage up to 150% of the poverty line in all states.
– A national private plan or plans to be negotiated by the federal Office of Personnel Management, which negotiates the federal employee plans.
If this works out as well as it seems it might, a bunch of people are going to owe Harry Reid an apology.