Blocks with health care symbolsIf Congress were to expand tax credits, it could help offset thenew spending by limiting provider payments or putting in place apublic option. (Photo: ShutterstocK)

A new analysis by the Urban Institute, a liberal-leaning think-tank,says that introducing a public option health care plan wouldincrease coverage by 1.2 million and save the federal government$12 billion a year.

The public option was one of three left-leaningpolicies the group assessed as part of the study. The other two:capping provider payment rates or extending Affordable Care Actpremium tax credits to those above the currentincome limit.

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