The Netherlands, which combines mandatory universal health insurance with competition among private health insurers, has been frequently cited as a possible model for reform in the United States. You can read Wynand van de Ven and Frederik Schut’s examination of the Dutch experience (free access until May 27) in the May/June issue of Health Affairs, a thematic volume on health reform that was published May 13.

The new Health Affairs issue was highlighted at a May 13 event featuring Celinda Lake, Bill McInturff, Jason Furman, Peter Orszag, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and representatives of the three presidential campaigns. To view a Webcast of the event, click here.