What the U.S. Health Care System Can Learn from Single-Payer Countries

I’ll be testifying today in from the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health And Aging.  The title of the hearing is Access and Cost: “What the U.S. Health Care System Can Learn from Other Countries.”  Although, based on the letter I received inviting me to testify, the more accurate title is “What the U.S. Health Care System Can Learn from Single-Payer Countries.”

The hearing begins at 10 am EDT, and you should be able to view a web cast of it here.

And here is the full testimony that I’ve submitted.



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