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UMass economist Gerald Friedman lays out the case for single-payer health systems.

    Gerald Friedman, Ph.D

    Gerald Friedman, Ph.D

Jefferson Exchange | May 7, 2014
Reforming Health Care, Continued
by Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren

The national debate about reforming the health care system tends to veer automatically into politics. But there are important realms left behind when that happens: medicine and economics. The whole point of health care and health insurance reform is to make quality health care and maintenance available to all people, and to make it affordable. 

University of Massachusetts economist Dr. Gerald Friedman studies the issue and advocates for single-payer health insurance.