Raising Women’s Voices

How exactly does one [nation] go about financing universal health coverage?

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on October 21, 2008

That is the question.  Jonathan Oberlander, professor and political scientist at UNC, tries to tackle it in his article in Health Affairs this month, The Politics of Paying for Health Reform: Zombies, Payroll Taxes and the Holy Grail.  Oberlander considers the political pros and cons of four main strategies for financing health care reform: ending the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health benefits, mandating that employers provide coverage to their workers, financing through a value-added tax, and financing through general revenue.

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