Health reform circle Should consumers be compelled to buy health insurance? Should the government regulate prices for health care services? Such questions should guide understanding and evaluation of reform proposals. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Single-payer. Medicare for All. Medicare for more. Public options. ACA repeal. There are a lot of competing ideas as to what the best way to reshape our health care system is, and legislators continue to debate at the state- and national level, all with little to show for it.

Why is it so hard to develop a clear vision for health care reform? The issue lies, in part, in how vague and encompassing the term is. For some, the goal of health care reform is to lower health care costs, while for others it’s about removing barriers and increasing access to care.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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