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Policy Brief

Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues

Jonathan Gruber

C.P.R. Policy Brief No. 41

October 2009


The author lays out the universal coverage debate that’s gone on for a long time in this country. Then he describes a new solution that the author and his colleagues think they found for Massachusetts, describes how the Massachusetts reform works, and how it can be extended nationally. Finally the author spends time on the key issues that Congress is facing right now trying to take this model to the national level.

Sponsored by the The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture series, which is jointly sponsored by Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., and is administered by the Center for Policy Research and The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.

The Center for Policy Research Policy Brief series is a collection of essays on current public policy issues in aging; urban and regional studies; education finance and accountability; public finance; social welfare, poverty, and income security; and related research done by or on behalf of the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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