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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Health Care: Debating an Effective Public Option

Using San Fransisco as a model, NYT columnists debate a public health care option. 

TWO burning questions are at the center of America’s health care debate. First, should employers be required to pay for their employees’ health insurance? And second, should there be a “public option” that competes with private insurance?

Answers might be found in San Francisco, where ambitious health care legislation went into effect early last year. San Francisco and Massachusetts now offer the only near-universal health care programs in the United States.

Read more about the results here.

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