From surprise bills to sky-high deductibles, the American health care system is not working perfectly for many. But what’s the fix?
This hour: Democratic presidential candidates have a wide variety of ideas to reform how Americans are insured, from a “public option” to “Medicare for All”. But what do these terms mean? We break it down.
We’ll also ask the president of ConnectiCare--what would all these proposals mean for Connecticut’s insurance industry? And what's the long-term future of employer-based health insurance--the way the largest group of Americans still get coverage?
- Emmarie Huetteman - Reporter for Kaiser Health News (@emmarieDC)
- Eric Galvin - President of ConnectiCare
- Ganesh Sitaraman - Professor of law at Vanderbilt University; he’s the co-author of Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality (@GaneshSitaraman)
- Ted Doolittle - Healthcare Advocate for Connecticut, former senior official at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.