Thursday, February 21, 2019

Another model for universal health care

A Better Path to Universal Health Care is explained by Dr. Jamie Daw who teaches health policy and management at Columbia University. The United States should look to Germany, not Canada, for the best model.

A single-payer model in various incarnations is pushed by some candidates for the presidency. Medicare for All is an example. It has gotten pushback and that is likely to grow during the 2020 campaign. In his NY Times op-ed Daw offers a path to universal care that is a smaller step that is likely to be more palatable to the American public, our politicians, and our policy makers. The German model combines private providers with strict regulation, a model that reduces costs but assures care based on need. This one is worth a read.

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