Colorado Public Option Key QuestionsIn the inaugural episode of the Common Sense Digest, our Chairman Earl Wright leads a discussion about one of the hottest issues facing state lawmakers; a proposed public option for health care. Joining Earl are the two authors of the most recent CSPR study, which was released this month. The study concerns the potential unintended consequences of a public option, and poses key questions that remain unanswered, yet should be crucial for the ongoing debate.

First is Rick Rush is the Managing Partner and founder of the health care consulting firm GERICK. Rick is a health care actuary with over 30 years of experience within the industry ranging from employee benefits consulting at Aon Hewitt and Towers Watson, to being a court-appointed rehabilitator/liquidator of insolvent HMOs, and most recently Executive Director of Actuarial Services at Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

Second is Chris Brown is the Director of Policy and Research with the Common Sense Policy Roundtable.