I’m on the east coast, and have been pottering around meeting various people learning a little. One of the most interesting was Leif Wellington Haase who is the health policy guru at the Century Foundation. Over a very nice lunch (Thanks Leif!) he explained to me that the Foundation, which used to be more liberal social club than active policy shop, is very much shedding that image. It’s now putting together a task force that will under-pin a rational debate over what future universal coverage looks like. Rational is code here for distinguishing itself from the HSA fantasists who don’t believe in the rationale for universal coverage
Leif’s proposal, which is not a million miles from the Fuchs/Ezekiel proposal, is summarized here. It’s intended to be a call to action to everyone to get involved in the debate before we end up in the healthcare equivalent Brazil or Cambodia (take your pick). How that fits into the wider rational debate in the universal coverage world, Leif explains here — Universal Coverage: Many Roads to Rome?
…And he’s yet another person telling me to write a book <sigh>