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Cost of Single-Payer Health Care in the US: A Systematic Review

Cost of Single-Payer Health Care in the US: A Systematic Review

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
10960 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1550
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Dr. James G. Kahn
Dr. Michael A. Rodriguez
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As the U.S. continues to spend more money on health care than any other nation, policymakers propose ideas to resolve the spending and coverage crisis, a recent study by researchers at UCLA, UCSF and UC Berkeley shows that a single-payer health care system would save the U.S. money over time. Dr. Michael A. Rodriguez, professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health and vice chair of family medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and Dr. James G. Kahn, professor in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, looked at 22 economic analyses by government, business, and academic centers across California, New York, and other states and found that 19 of them predicted savings in the first year after implementation, averaging 3.5% of total health care spending.

During the seminar, Rodriquez and Kahn will walk through study findings and how they may inform health care planning in California and beyond, such as Governor Newsom’s newly created state commission, to find ways to achieve universal coverage.

a light lunch will be provided