Until we shift our attention to collaboratively making the health system itself more accountable and value oriented, the comptroller’s office negotiating a better deal with a health system is simply going to result in the health system charging other payers more. A highly likely consequence of passage of a public option will be higher costs and premiums for self-insured employers and insurers covering individuals and small and mid-sized businesses.

Connecticut should focus on health value, not creating a state public option: Paul Grady, April 20, 2021, The Day