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London to Telegram & Gazette: Financing a single-payer health care system is complex

A proposal to bring single-payer health care to Massachusetts is aspirational because it lacks details and may need funding changes to be successful, UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, told the Telegram & Gazette. London led the team that developed the Vermont single-payer financing model.

Health Systems Transformation director says American Health Care Act reduces health insurance access and creates Medicaid funding challenges

Millions of Americans will lose health insurance, and state Medicaid programs – particularly in states that expanded coverage – are likely to face budget challenges under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released March 6 by House Republicans, said UMass Medical School health care expert Terry Dougherty, MPH.

Chief federal strategist says ACA repeal could have a big impact on Medicaid expansion, insurance subsidies

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could impact core components of the health care law that involve revenue and expenditures, Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, chief federal strategist at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, said as part of panel on impending changes to health care reform Jan. 18 at UMass Medical School.

UMass Medical School team finds some states would face challenges creating a Basic Health Program

A team of UMass Medical School experts say in an article for the Connecticut Health Foundation that it could be a challenge for some states to establish the Basic Health Program (BHP), an option under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could make health insurance more affordable for some individuals and families.

Health policy analysts to review MassHealth enrollment and spending in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation webinar

UMass Medical School health policy experts will review updated enrollment and spending data on Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, MassHealth, in a webinar at noon June 29 hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.

UMass Medical School health policy experts to discuss Affordable Care Act and Medicaid waivers, federal guidance at Connecticut forum

UMass Medical School health policy experts will discuss Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid waivers and newly issued federal guidance at an event June 28 sponsored by the Connecticut Health Foundation in collaboration with the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

UMass Medical School policy briefs explain how Connecticut can use waivers to improve health insurance access and affordability

Waivers available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid can be used to improve health insurance affordability and access in Connecticut, according to briefs authored by health policy experts at UMass Medical School and released jointly by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

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