Federal - S 2001

State Public Option Act


October 24, 2017


This bill would allow individual states to create their own Medicaid buy-in programs where any resident, regardless of age or income level, would be able to buy-in to Medicaid, creating a de facto public option. 

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 20

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  • May 24, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, (D-Minn.)
  • Nov. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Casey, (D-Pa.)
  • Oct. 24, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 18

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)Heinrich, (D-N.M.)Murphy, C. (D-Conn.)
    Booker, (D-N.J.)Hirono, (D-Hawaii)Reed, J. (D-R.I.)
    Cortez Masto, (D-Nev.)Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)Sanders, (I-Vt.)
    Franken, (D-Minn.)Leahy, (D-Vt.)Udall, (D-N.M.)
    Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.)Markey, (D-Mass.)Warren, (D-Mass.)
    Harris, K. (D-Calif.)Merkley, (D-Ore.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
  • Oct. 24, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Finance.Congressional Record p. S6769