Episode 52 – Digging Deeper Into the Challenges of a Single-Payer System – Part IV
In the fourth part of this mini-series on single-payer systems, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon look at four versions of single-payer system legislation introduced by the Democrats. The two walk through the four versions from least to most intrusive to the current system, which is based on employer-provided coverage. The four versions are a Medicaid buy-in (also called a “State Public Option”), Medicare buy-in (also called “Medicare for More”), Medicare-X Choice Act (which includes an expansion of the current premium tax credits administered through the state health insurance exchanges), and the full blown Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All (true single payer, nationalized health care). Suzanne discusses the terminology, definition, structure, funding, provider impact, consequences, and potential challenges to each of the four versions. Suzanne and Chase conclude with a look at what all this could mean for the 2020 elections.
Every other week, NFP’s legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.