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The mission of the Hopbrook Institute is to provide research and policy analysis to support labor movements 

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Growing public support for universal health coverage through a public program has provoked increasing attention to the question of how to finance such a program. There should not be any controversy about our ability to pay for universal health care. Given the...


As a country, the United States spends significantly more on health care than other advanced industrialized count-ries, and Americans have comparably worse health out-comes.  Both are developments of the last four decades.  In this paper, we present a marco, lo...

January 14, 2019


This economic analysis explores the implications of a single payer health plan in the state of Ohio if it were to go into effect in 2019. The Act would replace Ohio’s current multi-payer system in which individuals, private businesses and government entities pa...

October 9, 2017

Hopbrook Director, Gerald Friedman,  joined David Pakman to discuss the predicted costs associated with Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all proposal back on Oct. 8, 2017.

September 28, 2017

Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

That’s perhaps why Sen. Bernie Sanders on September 13 introduced a new version of his single-payer plan with...

November 1, 2012

Hopbrook Director, Gerald Friedman, discussing single-payer plan in Maryland and how it would cover everyone, improve outcomes and make business more competitive. Originally published back on July 31, 2012. 

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