On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, NYHealth hosted a webinar briefing on the potential effects of a single-payer health care option for New York State.

A recent analysis by the RAND Corporation, supported by NYHealth, found that a single-payer health care plan could expand coverage for all New York State residents, but would require significant new tax revenue.

A plan outlined by the New York Health Act, which has been considered by the New York State Legislature, is likely to increase use of health services as more people receive coverage. But the analysis finds that overall health care costs would decrease slightly over time if administrative costs are reduced and State officials slow the growth of payments to health care providers. The estimated results are highly dependent on a set of assumptions.

Access the webinar recording (registration required) and slides.

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