The short answer - subject to Senate revisions - is that those without employer-provided insurance would have more options for buying coverage, but if they are younger than 55, their money would go to a private insurer, no matter what. Rates would be more competitive than what they are offered now, but possibly less so than under a "public option." And if they are between 55 and 64, they might be able to buy into Medicare early, though at what prices remains to be seen.
via What the Senate health-care deal would mean for consumers - washingtonpost.com.
reversed itself on yet another campaign promise