The Lewin Group recently released an analysis of the health reform bill, American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. The study examined two scenarios based on who is determined eligible for the public plan option, and how it affects premiums, coverage and spending.

Key findings in the analysis, regardless of who is covered under the public plan, show that individual premiums would average 25 percent less than private coverage; for families, the average public premium would be 20 percent less.

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