Tag Archives: single payer

The Bipartisan ‘Single Payer’ Solution: Medicare Advantage Premium Support For All

By combining two shots of conservative orthodoxy with one overflowing progressive one, and stirring slowly, it is not at all far-fetched to envision an endgame cocktail for our health care system that covers everyone, decreases costs, and can pass Congress.

May 11, 2017

Interrogating The Dream: What Does Single Payer Really Mean?

If a single-payer solution is to be argued as anything but a pipe dream, advocates must map out a clear and realistic path forward. This includes addressing a number of factors that single-payer dreamers have long been loath to acknowledge.

May 2, 2017

Today’s Medicare Is Built On 50 Years Of Robust Compromise. Now What?

Our system of government, with its divided powers, cannot function without “compromise” among competing interests and philosophies. But can we “compromise” without being “compromised”?

March 8, 2016

Affordability: The Most Urgent Health Reform Issue For Ordinary Americans

While the Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more affordable for the uninsured, premiums and cost-sharing are still too high for many Americans. This post offers suggestions for tackling the affordability problem that combine approaches in the ACA with proposals by the law’s detractors.

February 29, 2016