The Other Public Option (Cont’d.)

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I’m still going through the CBO document, but one thing that jumps out: It would shift another 1 million people out of the exchanges and into Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.* The Governors are not going to be happy. Here is an earlier look I took at this issue. Also, Kate and I wrote about this subject in a story for dead-tree TIME linked here.

*For a total of 16 milion new Medicaid and SCHIP recipients, as compared with 15 million under both the Senate- and House-passed bills. The number of people buying their insurance through the exchanges would drop to 24 million, compared with 25 million in the Senate-passed bill.

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