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Chairman Yarmuth Requests CBO Report on Single-Payer Policy Considerations

Jan 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, today sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall requesting a report on design and policy considerations lawmakers would face in developing single-payer health system proposals. A full copy of the letter can be found here.

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 said Chairman Yarmuth.

While this report is not expected to provide an estimate on any particular single-payer proposal, Chairman Yarmuth has asked CBO to focus on the following issues:

  • How a system would be administered;
  • Coverage eligibility and enrollment;
  • What services would be covered and what cost-sharing requirements, if any, would be imposed;
  • What role, if any, private insurers would play;
  • Whether other public programs (such as Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, the Indian Health Service, and the Military Health System) would continue to exist;
  • How provider payment rates would be established;
  • What participation rules would be established for providers;
  • What methods would be used to contain costs;
  • How a system would be financed.