Nancy Pelosi is backing off of a public option which uses Medicare rates, and is pushing instead a bill that will increase Medicaid coverage to anyone making 150% of poverty. A summary of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is available at PBS.org.
The new House bill would expand Medicaid to cover childless adults, parents and others with incomes less than 150 percent of the poverty level, or $33,075 for a family of four. This goes beyond the earlier House bill and a companion measure in the Senate, which would extend Medicaid to people with incomes less than 133 percent of the poverty level ($29,327 for a family of four).
Report: Pelosi pushing bill to expand Medicaid