Geoffrey Lawrence, a policy analyst with the Nevada Policy Research Institute, discusses the public option in this video:

Lawrence focuses on concerns over cost-shifting and the fact that even without a new government program to compete with private companies, legislative proposals favored by leaders in Congress are “detestable on their own mandates.”

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Finally, Lawrence reminds viewers of the need to enhance market competition, not lessen it. In most states, the insurance market is controlled by an oligopoly, propped up by regulations.

(Cross-posted from State House Call.)


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