Options, Public And Not

Ezra Klein previews a possible non-public plan compromise (follow-up here):

These plans would be private, but the [Office of Personnel Management] would act as an aggressive purchaser, ensuring that they met high standards and conducted themselves properly. It's a private option with a public filter, essentially. But more importantly, it's a menu of national, nonprofit plans, which would be much more interesting from a competitive standpoint than state-based, public plans.