Public Option Act

Public Option Act
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Full title To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.
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The proposed Public Option Act[1] is a bill that was introduced to the United States House of Representatives in 2010. It would permit U.S. citizens (and permanent residents) to "buy in" to Medicare public health insurance by paying premiums. The bill was introduced by Representative Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida.[2] As of March 24, 2010 it had eighty cosponsors.


The bill was introduced as H.R. 4789 on March 9, 2010.[1] It has two official short titles: the Public Option Act and the Medicare You Can Buy Into Act.[3] Its official long title is:

A Bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.


  1. ^ a b H.R. 4789
  2. ^ Grayson, Alan (March 16, 2010). "HR 4789 and the public option: the way forward (Rep. Alan Grayson)". The Hill. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Section 1 states "This Act may be cited as the 'Public Option Act' or the 'Medicare You Can Buy Into Act'"

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