Cost Caps and Coverage for All: How to Make Health Care Universally Affordable

33 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2019

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David Kendall

Health and Fiscal Policy at Third Way

Gabe Horwitz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jim Kessler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 19, 2019

Abstract

Cost Caps and Coverage for All is a comprehensive approach to health care. It protects everyone through two main parts: 1) Cost Caps: Caps premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs for everyone based on income: 2) Universal Coverage: Ensures health care is a basic human right by automatically covering everyone not currently insured in an affordable plan. It would be paid for by protecting patients against high prices, realigning incentives to deliver better value for patients, reducing complexity for patients, and targeted tax increases on the wealthy.

Keywords: universal coverage, health care costs

Suggested Citation

Kendall, David and Horwitz, Gabriel and Kessler, Jim, Cost Caps and Coverage for All: How to Make Health Care Universally Affordable (February 19, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3356722 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3356722

David Kendall (Contact Author)

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Gabriel Horwitz

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Jim Kessler

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