September 15, 2020
Emory University law professor Matthew Lawrence outlines both the benefits and the drawbacks of state-based single-payer programs. He says one notable challenge is that the Department of Health and Human Services would have to approve the use of federal dollars earmarked for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and other programs to be used in a state’s single-payer program. Unfortunately, both current and previous administrators have dismissed this idea.
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