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Analysis: Universal coverage without increases in national spending possible

Key clinical point: Universal coverage can be achieved alongside decreases in total national spending.

Major finding: This coverage would cover legal residents only and offer both public and private options for health insurance.

Study details: The Commonwealth Fund and The Urban Institute looked at eight reform scenarios, including ones that build on the Affordable Care Act and expand to universal coverage or single payer.

Disclosures: The Commonwealth Fund paid for the analysis. The authors of the report made no disclosures.


Blumberg LJ et al. “From Incremental to Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform: How Various Reform Options Compare On Coverage and Costs.” The Commonwealth Fund and The Urban Institute. 2019 Oct 16.