President Obama has proposed that Congress create a new public health plan to compete with private health plans in a national health insurance exchange. The President says that Congress can create a “level playing field” nationwide to ensure a fair competition between the newly created public plan and private health plans and that Americans who like the private health insurance coverage that they have today will be able to keep it and pay less. This claim is simply not credible.

No Model to FollowNew Public Plan Won’t Improve American Health Care