County-Run Health Plans Seek To Expand In Calif.
by: Sarah Varney, NPR, December 27, 2011 2:12:00 am
The so-called public option may have died when Congress passed its health overhaul law in 2009, but it is alive and healthy in California. There, many counties have government-run health plans that people can buy. Now the debate is over what will happen to these plans when the federal overhaul law kicks in in 2014.