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Public option efforts running into opposition from providers, health plans

Posted On: Mar. 27, 2023 10:05 AM CST

State efforts to control health costs through public options are stalling in the face of resistance from providers and lackluster enrollment, Axios reports. The states' underwhelming attempts offer an ominous warning for lawmakers seeking to lower health costs: Insurers and providers aren't going to willingly cooperate with programs that threaten their profits and revenues.