October 14, 2019

Medicare 4 All? Healthcare's Effect on Regional Economies

Over the past few months, several Democratic debates have featured discussions regarding healthcare in this country. Adding a public Medicare option, expanding tax credit availability, and abolishing private health insurance in favor of a single-payer plan have all been explored this year.

The country has reached a critical point in healthcare and we are running out of time to determine the future of this vital industry. It is important to perform rigorous impact analysis using dynamic economic modeling to evaluate all proposals, no matter what the policy, and REMI has been at the forefront of this type of economic analysis.

Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will be in Washington, D.C. on October 31st for our monthly policy luncheon as he presents “The Economics of Universal Healthcare: Case Study of Vermont Public Options,” which takes a more detailed look into these options and proposals. His presentation identifies the key findings discovered in an impact analysis conducted by Harvard University, Policy Integrity, LLC, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology examining the universal healthcare goals set by Vermont’s Act 128.

You can register for “The Economics of Universal Healthcare: Case Study of Vermont Public Options,” our upcoming Washington, D.C. policy luncheon on October 31st, by clicking here.

You can also access the entire report on Act 128 by clicking here.

Here at REMI, we recognize the importance of this policy decision on the majority of Americans and want to help advance the conversation through meaningful economic impact analysis.