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Dean Clancy: Americans need a personal option, not a public option, in health care

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Dean Clancy: Americans need a personal option, not a public option, in health care

02.19.21 11:27 AM

Some members of Congress are set to introduce a new version of the so-called “Medicare for All” bill,*a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach that would appoint the federal government*as manager of every American’s health care decisions. Meanwhile,*a trio of senators are*sponsoring legislation*to create a “public*option,” a proposal*backed by the president*that would create a government-run insurance*plan*to compete with private insurance. Americans for Prosperity Senior Policy Fellow Dean Clancy sat down with the*Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck*on*February 10*to discuss what*these proposals might mean for Americans and their health insurance — and*what better alternatives to*these*programs could look like. Will public health care options make it through Congress? Renck began by asking Clancy his position on these*top-down*plans to*manage Americans’ health care*and whether they have a chance*of*passing Congress. Clancy offered that, while Medicare for All likely doesn’t have enough public support to pass, a public option*might stand a better chance, and that it isn’t a better*alternative. “It would be basically a new government-run health insurance company that would, in effect, rig the rules to drive all the private insurance companies out of the market,” Clancy said.*“So that at the end of the day, we would end up with*a government-run, single-payer system.” While Clancy believed a public option would […]

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