Thomas C. Buchmueller

Buchmeller explains some of the benefits of a middle-of-the-road government health plan

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"How Democratic presidential candidates want to change your health care" - Detroit Free Press. 2/6/2020.

In some ways, said Tom Buchmueller, a health economist at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, those proposals could have even more immediate impact than the public option by strengthening a system that already covers nearly 275,000 Michiganders - with another 674,000 state residents on Healthy Michigan, the Medicaid expansion plan created under the ACA as well.

"As a practical matter, it would be much easier to tweak the parameters of the Obamacare system to expand coverage. There are real advantages to building on that system," he said.

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