Doctor holding piggy bank A public option offered alongside private insurance plans theoretically could be less expensive because such a plan would probably reimburse providers at rates similar to Medicare or Medicaid. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As debate around Medicare for All plans makes headlines and Americans continue to struggle with health care cost and access issues, a new study has been released that examines four different approaches to expanding health care insurance.

The report, from the American Academy of Actuaries Health Practice Council, digs into the details of different approaches and outlines what consumers and health care stakeholders might see under the different plans.

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