National Affairs features Medicare’s Single-Payer Experience from West Health’s Chris Pope

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January 04, 2016

Medicare’s Single-Payer Experience

By CHRIS POPE, West Health Policy Center

Advocates of single-payer healthcare in the United States often argue as though there has never been an experiment with a single-payer system in America. But the Medicare system, which provides health coverage to Americans over the age of 65, has been just such an experiment for decades. And the results make for a powerful case against a single-payer system and for consumer choice and competition as the path to higher-value coverage and care.

Please click here to read this article by Chris Pope of the West Health Policy Center.