Midsummer Health Wonkery

Hank Stern has done an excellent job with June’s Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog, and it includes plenty of excellent reading material to keep you busy this weekend.

My favorite entry in this edition is from Andrew Sprung, who describes many variations of “Medicare for all.” Most people have at least a vague idea of what Medicare is, although the details are often misunderstood in terms of what the current Medicare program covers and what it doesn’t. But when you hear references to Medicare for All, it’s generally not referring to simply extending the current Medicare program to cover more people. Andrew does an excellent job of breaking down the various proposals and explaining how far each of them would go in terms of overhauling our health care system.

About Louise Norris

Louise Norris has been writing about health insurance and healthcare reform since 2006. In addition to the Colorado Health Insurance Insider, she also writes for healthinsurance.org, medicareresources.org, Verywell, Spark by ADP, and Boost by ADP, and Gusto. Follow on twitter and facebook.

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