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.
REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will be presenting on these options and proposals during this month’s Washington, D.C. policy luncheon that is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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 luncheon 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.
REMI luncheons are held each month at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Kendell Sweeney-Thomas at Kendell.Sweeney-Thomas@remi.com, contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169, or click below to register.
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Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., is a Senior Economist at REMI. Since joining REMI in September 2017, he has assisted clients in planning and conducting economic analysis using the REMI model, contributed to the firm’s business development efforts, and prepared and presented in-person and online seminars on topics such as Amazon HQ 2.0 and innovation in transportation. Dr. Evangelakis is based at REMI’s Washington D.C. office.
Prior to starting at REMI, Dr. Evangelakis taught undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He is an experienced economic researcher and analyst; highlights of his work include measuring the effects of climate change on mortality and electricity usage and estimating air quality effects of the NOx Budget Program. Dr. Evangelakis has written papers analyzing the effects of Florida property tax reform and the non-pecuniary benefits of building a professional sports stadium. He also served as an intern at The Washington Economics Group, Inc., and The Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County.
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Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our luncheon “The Economics of Universal Healthcare: Case Study of Vermont Public Options” on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. I have attached the agenda with location details for reference.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Metro Offices on 700 12th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.
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