AMA Signals Support For Limited Public Option; Backs Auto-Enrollment

By Amy Lotven / November 18, 2020 at 6:46 PM
The American Medical Association signaled it will support limited public option proposals that boost competition, improve affordability and close coverage gaps, but that don’t replace private insurance, allow rate setting or mandate participation. The AMA’s House of Delegates Tuesday (Nov. 17) also backed using auto-enrollment to capture the Americans who are eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid or fully subsidized exchange plans. AMA’s move toward supporting a limited version of the public option pushed by President-elect Joe Biden follows...

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