Who's Afraid of a 'Public Plan,' and Why?

Why are private insurance companies and managed care organizations so frightened of a "public plan"? One controversial element of current ideas about health care reform is the proposal that a new public health insurance plan sponsored by the government should be created. This new public plan would be an alternative source of insurance for people who cannot get health insurance through an employer-sponsored plan at work and cannot find an affordable option in the private, individual market, or...Full Story
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