So, I always say the promise of the public-private partnership model is it can do many things none of the partners could do on their own. And my home state of Colorado is thinking about testing out that theory in a big way.
How about offering higher-quality health care insurance at lower costs using a P3 model? The state legislature is debating trying it out.
I'm not an expert in health-care finance, and this will obviously be extremely controversial. But, I certainly applaud the fact we're talking about it and I hope to see if I can get involved. The debate around health insurance too often offers just the extreme ends - either entirely private (and we've seen what results that's delivered) or entirely public (and the fear to that idea is palpable). So, why not check out what we can actually do together?
If passed, the state would form a public-private partnership with insurance companies to offer the option to consumers through the state’s individual marketplace.