Status Summary

03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Updated 4/9/21)

Legislative Session



In Progress


Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon

This bill will add a pulicly operated health insurance option to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual marketplaces. This would guarantee individuals access to a stable, low-cost, high-quality plan in every health insurance market in the U.S.. This public option will be subject to the same requirements that apply to other plan offered on ACA exchanges and will offer the same premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions.