Fight for the 'public option'

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Author(s) The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board
Source The Philadelphia Inquirer
Date August 24, 2009
Quotes-start.png "A public plan would have real advantages. Because a government-run plan would not be profit-driven, it could offer lower premiums than many private plans. It probably could negotiate lower prices from health-care providers. And it would likely save the government money by providing a low-cost alternative for low-income people seeking to purchase insurance with the help of government subsidies. It would give consumers more choices." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.