Fierce Health Payer January 15, 2020
Joanne Finnegan

A new study says there’s a clear consensus “Medicare for All” would save the U.S. money.

As the debate over how to lower healthcare costs in the U.S. continues, including whether “Medicare for All” is the answer, a new study finds a consensus that a single-payer system would result in savings.

A single-payer healthcare system would save money over time—and likely even during the first year—according to a review of 22 analyses of both national and state single-payer proposals made over the past 30 years, according to a study published Wednesday in PLOS Medicine.

The study is the first of its kind that reviewed analyses of single-payer proposals and provides strong evidence that Medicare for All would be financially affordable...