- Where has our healthcare system failed?
- What can be done to make it work better?
- Is healthcare reform as we know it even relevant any more?
By "healthcare reform as we know it," I mean the kinds of reforms discussed endlessly during 2019 Democratic primary campaign and before that, during Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. I highlight three reform models:
- Democratic candidate Joe Biden's proposal to expand Obamacare
- Republican Representative Bruce Westerman's Fair Care Act
- Universal catastrophic coverage, a nonpartisan alternative put forth by Niskanen Center.
I explain how each of these can at least partially address problems raised by the pandemic, including loss of employer-sponsored coverage by tens of millions of job-losers and inadequate provision for testing, treatment, and supported isolation. I also discuss some problems that existing reforms do not adequately address.
My slideshow from the webinar is available here. A link to the complete video, including comments by Jeff Flier and additional Q&A by participants, will be available soon.