The Left’s Latest ‘Public Option’ Scheme to Rig Health Care Markets

While the campaign to create a health care “public option”—a government health plan designed to compete against private health insurance—may have waned in Washington, D.C., this left-wing project is very much alive in some states.

Following in Washington state’s footsteps, the Colorado and Nevada legislatures have recently passed laws creating state-based public option health care programs.

Beginning in 2023, Colorado’s new government health plans will enter both the state’s individual and small-group health insurance markets. Required to meet the current federal health insurance rules and benefit mandates, the Colorado program will also impose a premium cap.