Out of pocket costs would be reduced from $396.9 billion to 66.1 billion/year

*Other health insurance programs include CHIP, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We assume that the VA is preserved under the single-payer system.

** Other third-party payers included here are worksite health care; other private revenues; the Indian Health Service; workers’ compensation; general assistance; maternal and child health; vocational rehabilitation; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; other state, local, and federal programs; school health; public health activities; and investment in research, structures, and equipment. We assume that the Indian Health Service, workers’ compensation, private revenues, worksite health care, vocational rehabilitation, school health, government public health activities, and investment would be maintained outside of the single-payer system.

NOTE: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source: Liu, Jodi L. and Christine Eibner, National Health Spending Estimates Under Medicare for All. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2019. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR3106.html.

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