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If the Democrats win in 2020, they will push a nationwide public option, not Medicare for All

| Nov 26, 2019 | Federal

For months, the Democratic candidates for president have been debating the relative merits of Medicare for All versus “building upon” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senators Bernie Sanders has argued that the time has come for adoption of an undiluted single-payer plan, while former Vice President Joe Biden and South...[ Read More ]

Colorado’s Emerging State-Directed Insurance Plan

| Oct 31, 2019 | Colorado

Jared Polis won the governorship in Colorado last year in part by campaigning as a champion of single-payer health care. Now in office, and with his party in control of both chambers of the state legislature, Polis is pursuing an idea that is more modest and yet not inconsequential: a...[ Read More ]

Tennessee’s Take on the Block Grant Idea

| Sep 30, 2019 | Federal

Tennessee’s draft proposal to reform the state’s Medicaid program (called “TennCare”) has resurrected old arguments about the merits, defects, and feasibility of using a federal block grant to finance the program. The financial details of the Tennessee plan, which are still emerging, will matter greatly to the federal officials who...[ Read More ]

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