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Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues

Jonathan Gruber

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.

This report is sponsered by The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture series, which is jointly sponsored by the 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 and Population Health.

The Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University supports policy-relevant research and disseminates knowledge that enables leaders to make informed policy decisions and provide effective solutions to critical challenges in our local region, state, country and across the world.

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