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 Brookings Institution blog post by a UMass Medical School professor about Vermont’s plan to adopt a single-payer system features a report created by health care policy experts from UMMS’ Center for Health Law and Economics (CHLE).
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 report co-authored by UMass Medical School health policy experts and presented to the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board details health services price variations across the state and suggests ways to set standards, according to an Oct. 6 story on the news website VTDigger.org.
UMass Medical School is conducting a cost analysis for the New England Asthma Innovation Collaborative (NEAIC) project launched to improve asthma outcomes and reduce the health care costs of children in four New England states.
A survey conducted by UMass Medical School finds customer satisfaction with the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange varies from satisfaction with navigators to disappointment over out-of-pocket costs, according to stories by Vermont Public Radio and VTDigger.org.