Don Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, favors single-payer for Massachusetts. That state implemented the model for the Affordable Care Act in 2006. Berwick's review of Vermont's single-payer system led him to realize that single-payer would accelerate needed redesign of health care delivery in Massachusetts. Jason Millman reported on "Obama's former Medicare chief on why he wants to bring single-payer to Massachusetts" in The Washington Post on 5-7-14. LEARN MORE

Last fall in the thick of technical malfunctions, Megan McArdle thought single payer would become more feasible if the Affordable Care Act worked than if it imploded. Read her piece "Obamacare Fiasco Isn't a Single-Payer Conspiracy" posted on BloombergView on 10-24-13. LEARN MORE

Posted on May 9, 2014 .