A single-payer healthcare system has major implications for insurance brokers nationwide. The Council opposes the idea as it compromises the employer-provided benefits market on a national scale and would result in other unfavorable effects with regard to group benefits, jobs and taxation.

Single payer healthcare is a government-run healthcare system in which the state, financed by taxes, covers basic healthcare costs for all residents regardless of income, occupation, or health status. Single payer is commonly referred to as “Medicare for all.”

The continued healthcare debate at the national level has rekindled calls for a single-payer system among some states. View our state tracking chart here.

This page is intended to keep you informed of the single payer debate. Our state tracking chart will be updated frequently, and we will continue to add news articles from around the country.

Recent News

09/27/18 – Azar to knock “Medicare for All” // Axios

07/31/18 – Finding a Middle Ground in Obamacare Debate // Public News Service

07/21/18 – Democrats can’t let voters forget GOP’s attempt to gut healthcare // PennLive.com

From Leader’s Edge Magazine

States Debate Single-Payer
Harbinger or Passing Storm?

Senate Republicans released their Better Care Reconciliation Act, which leaves the employer/employee tax “exclusion” on group health benefits untouched, but perpetuates an ongoing fight around subsidies and Medicaid. Read more.

All Healthcare Issues

October 31, 2018 Updated ACA Reform Legislation Tracker

This ACA Reform Legislation Tracker was updated by our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson.

October 24, 2018 Proposed Rules to Expand Access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services released proposed rules to expand the use of, and access to, Health Reimbursement Arrangements.

October 3, 2018 – State Single Payer, Medicare For All & Public Option Legislation Trackers

This state single-payer legislation tracker has been updated as of October 3, incorporating legislation out of Michigan.

August 8, 2018 Healthcare and Big Data at the State Level: All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs)

While each state manages these databases differently with regard to who can access the information, it’s important to recognize that this data currently exists and can be used to promote value-driven purchasing and informed care decisions.

May 21, 2018 Single-Payer/Universal Healthcare Legislation Tracker

We have updated our state-by-state Single-Payer/Universal Healthcare Legislation Tracker as of May 21.