UMass Medical School’s nationally recognized thought leader on transitioning to a single-payer health care system, Katharine London, is a featured speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s “Single Payer Health Care: Why? How & When?” event May 14.
As the Senate debate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) heats up in Washington, D.C, legislators, health care leaders and the American public are calling for a serious discussion on moving to a single-payer health system.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is once again pushing his version of single-payer health care as Republican efforts in Congress to repeal Obamacare run into serious obstacles. And Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal offers a road map for how single-payer health care could be rolled out gradually in a way that would avoid major disruptions, notes Katherine London, MS, a top health care policy expert at UMass Medical School.
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.
A report produced by UMass Medical School that lays the groundwork for how Vermont will finance its revolutionary single-payer health care systems was featured in a The Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline article.
A single-payer health care system has both pluses and minuses for the doctors who would have to operate under the model, UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, told MedPage Today. London led the team that developed the Vermont single-payer financing model.