Interesting article that looks at all-payer health care making a comeback with a new twist. States are looking at a new variant of all-payer, one focused on the total cost of care. Pennsylvania is starting an experiment with the total care idea in rural areas. Vermont has a pair of pilot projects that are bigger and more ambitious, covering around 150,000 residents. Maryland, the lone remaining all-payer state, added total care budgeting four years ago to its all-payer system. In the three years following its adoption, state hospitals saved Medicare $429 million.
- Governing.com: A New Twist on an Old Health Care Idea. July 2018