Monday, January 17, 2011

Looking at SustiNet

An article in FireDogLake discusses what could be Connecticut's plan for a true public option.

This is the introduction:
Connecticut is poised to be on the leading progressive edge of what is possible under the new federal health care law by providing a rather robust state-based public option. If the state adopts the proposed SustiNet health plan (PDF) it would integrate the many different group insurance plans the state currently provides into a unified self-insured program, provide quality automatic coverage to everyone under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and eventually offer a commercial “publicly-administered health plan” open to all individuals and business in the state, under the management of a quasi-government agency. Its designed to save the state roughly $300 million a year and hopefully reduce health care spending over the long-term.
The remainder of the article looks at three critical elements of the plan, along with reasons for the plan's adoption. You can read the entire article HERE.

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