Single Payer: Navigating the Tricky Route From Here to There

Monday, April 9, 2018
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Robert W. Seifert, MPA
Commonwealth Medicine
Katharine London, MS
Commonwealth Medicine

In an Op-Ed piece for Governing magazine, Robert Seifert and Katharine London from our Health Law & Policy team discuss the challenges policy makers are facing in navigating the path to single payer health insurance in the United States.

Costs aren't the only reason transitioning to a single payer health insurance system has failed, in fact, our experts do not believe it is the even the leading factor in why attempts to install this system fell short for both California and Vermont. Seifert and London explore the lessons we can learn from Vermont and California's approaches to the single-payer system and the barriers still in place today.