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April 27, 2020

Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Appendix: estimating the cost of coverage for the newly unemployed

  1. The number of first-time unemployment claims for the three weeks ending April 17, 2020 is 26.5 million from the Department of Labor.[6]

  2. Two estimates are used for the share of first-time unemployment claims.  The Econom...

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 the support of 16 Democratic colleagues, a sharp rise from 2013 when none signed on to a similar proposa...

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