Affording Shared Responsibility For Universal Coverage: Insights From California

Source: Rick Curtis, Ed Neuschler, Health Affairs, Web Exclusives, Vol. 28, no. 3, 2009
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From the abstract:
This paper presents key insights from California’s recent experience in developing a plan for universal health coverage with “shared responsibility” among individuals, employers, and governments. A major challenge was finding an acceptable balance among the goals of affordability, equity, and cost to the state. Although reform did not pass, the state’s approach–particularly differences from Massachusetts regarding modest-income workers and related employer and public roles–provides important insights for federal reform.
See also:
Designing Health Insurance Market Constructs For Shared Responsibility: Insights From California
The Long And Winding Road: Reflections On California’s ‘Year Of Health Reform’

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