Detroit Free Press: What Medicare for All Might Look Like if it Really Happened

Posted on February 14, 2019

Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, spoke to Detroit Free Press reporter J.C. Reindl for a Feb. 14, 2019, story analyzing the potential effects of Medicare-for-all proposals on Michigan and the nation. As stated in the article, there are varying ideas for how such a government-paid and government-administered health insurance system would work and how exactly it would affect patients, doctors, hospitals and insurance companies.

In discussing why universal healthcare continues to be at the forefront of state and national policy conversations following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Appel had this to say:

“With the Affordable Care Act, I think people were very surprised by the out-of-pocket expense," Appel said. "That’s why Medicare for All probably sounds very attractive."

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  • Detroit Free Press: What Medicare for All Might Look Like if it Really Happened

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