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  • Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014
    By Sarah Wheaton | Politico
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage.

  • Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    By Irina Ivanova | Crain's New York Business
    The Affordable Care Act has made an unwieldy system of health insurance even more complicated, and should be replaced with a centralized, tax-funded health care system.

  • Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    By Hannah Keppler | AMSA On Call blog
    Last Wednesday, thousands of students at more than 70 medical schools across the country staged “white-coat die-ins” to make a statement about racial injustice, including as it manifests itself in our health care system.

  • Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Gov. Shumlin has provided a very valuable lesson for all of us. He did almost everything possible on a state level to try to establish a single payer system within Vermont. He has established the fact that, beyond all doubt, a bona fide single payer system is impossible to enact and implement on a state level without comprehensive enabling federal legislation.
  • Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    This Avalere report reminds us that, at a given actuarial value of a health plan (average percent of the health care costs covered by the plan), there is a reciprocal relationship between the maximum out-of-pocket spending for which the insured is responsible and the deductible that must be met before the plan begins paying for health care.
  • Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014
    The dream of expanding Medicare to cover all of us has failed to materialize in a large part because of the nation’s obsession with marketplace concepts of health care financing. On the supply side, health care providers are responding to financial incentives that maximize their revenue. On the demand side, patient-consumers are responding to financial incentives that minimize their out-of-pocket spending.