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The public health insurance option, dubbed Medicare X, continues to gain support both in Congress and among researchers. This is good news for small employers, since the option would give them a way to help employees get quality coverage with fewer barriers to utilization.

The latest research boost for Medicare X comes from the Urban Institute and its option evaluation. The study, “Assessing the Access and Equity Concerns in a Medicare-X-Style Public Option Reform,” follows on a 2022 report indicating that millions of underinsured or noninsured Americans would benefit from Medicare X.



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