2016 RI SINGLE PAYER LEGISLATION INTRODUCED!
H. 7381, Rhode Island Single Payer legislation, has been introduced in the RI General Assembly by Representatives Regunberg, Tanzi, Handy, Maldonado, and Almeida. This legislation can provide Rhode Islanders with universal, comprehensive health care coverage AND act as an economic stimulus for our state.
REPORT SUPPORTS RI SINGLE PAYER PROPOSED LAW
Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has prepared an important report showing that instituting a single-payer health insurance program in Rhode Island would create major health and economic benefits for our state.
The report concludes that replacing the current multi-payer system in Rhode Island with a single-payer plan is economically feasible and that overall, RI citizens and businesses would see financial benefits far out-weighing the slight tax increases required to finance the program. Single payer would significantly:
- reduce administrative costs;
- improve access to health care for the uninsured and under-insured;
- contribute to economic development by increasing real disposable income for most Rhode Islanders; and
- encourage businesses to relocate to or expand in Rhode Island by reducing their health care insurance burdens.
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We are Rhode Island physicians, medical students, health professionals and advocates who seek a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. Learn more About Us.
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Dr. Oliver Fein
Past President of PNHP
"Health Care Reform and
the Single Payer Model"
January 7, 2016 at Brown University