Health Reform Is Our Best Option
|June 9, 2010||Posted by ITUP under Blog||
According to a new RAND study published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, the federal health reform law is the best and most politically feasible option to extend health coverage to the most Americans while keeping government costs low.
RAND researchers analyzed more than 2,000 policy scenarios that differed on elements such as income eligibility for Medicaid, the size of companies subject to the bill’s requirements and the penalties for companies and individuals not complying with the bill’s provisions. The researchers concluded that, “on balance, the new law appears to have landed on a distinctive plain of the policy frontier, where costs and coverage levels achieved were reasonable and passage of the law was politically feasible.”
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