PEPC Submits Response To Congressional RFI on Health Insurance Public Option

Chairs Pallone and Murray, of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, respectively, solicited a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the development of legislation for a public option f that would lower health care costs and help families get quality, affordable health care.

Developing a robust, competitive public option is an incredibly complex undertaking with many considerations for the entire health care industry, including independent physicians and practices. Without opining on the broader need or structure of a public option, PEPC offered our thoughts on two such considerations: 1) the role of payment and delivery reform in a public option; and 2) site neutral payment policies that lower costs and facilitate a competitive provider marketplace. 

To read the full letter, please click here.

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