Massachusetts Can Afford Health Care for All: Covering Everyone Comprehensively Without Spending More
By: Solutions for Progress, Inc. and the Access and Affordability Monitoring Project at the Boston University School of Public Health
Authors: Alan Sager, Deborah Socolar, Robert Brand, and David Ford
Published: November 2, 2000
Financed by: Massachusetts Medical Society
Legislation analyzed: none, plan analyzed developed by authors.
In the report, entitled Massachusetts Can Afford Health Care for All, researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health conclude that cutting administrative waste could free up fully 10 percent of today’s health care spending. “We can get more care for less money,” said Professor Alan Sager, one of the authors. “In 1999, Massachusetts caregivers could have used $2.4 billion more for actual care. And $1 billion would still be saved overall.”