The Democratic presidential debates have focused heavily on candidates’ universal healthcare proposals, causing voters to become more interested in healthcare policies and the economic factors involved.
Although never enacted, the state of Vermont’s Act 128 was an early attempt at achieving some of the aspects of healthcare proposals suggested in today’s political landscape.
Economist Keith Waters, Ph.D. will be presenting a REMI webinar on these options and proposals that is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th from 2 to 3 p.m. (ET) entitled “The Economics of Universal Healthcare: Case Study of Vermont Public Options.”
Act 128 led to the creation of three proposals for accomplishing universal healthcare in Vermont: a government-run single-payer system, a government-administered public option, and a public-private single-payer system. This webinar presents the economic impact analysis on Vermont for these three options, as evaluated by Hsiao, Kappel, and Gruber in the original report on the future of the state’s healthcare system.
Demonstrations on how to assess the economic effects of healthcare reform using dynamic economic modeling and the methodologies implemented in the 2011 impact analysis conducted by Harvard University, Policy Integrity, LLC, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be included in this upcoming discussion on the potential for universal healthcare.