Research Report The Medical Security System
A Proposal to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for All Americans
Alan Weil
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Alan R.Weil proposes creating a Medical Security System (MSS) to provide health insurance coverage to every legal resident under age 65. His plan would: guarantee all non-elderly Americans access to a basic health coverage package at no cost to them; license health insurance exchanges designed to organize the insurance market; enable individuals to obtain insurance through a health insurance exchange or their employer; eliminate the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and the low-income and adult components of Medicaid; and rely on a payroll tax, existing government funding sources, individual premium payments, and additional appropriations for financing.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State Children's Health Insurance Program