Reviewer Assessments of Economic Analysis of Medicare for All

In September 2017, an early stage in this research project, Michael Lighty and RoseAnn DeMoro of National Nurses United proposed to Robert Pollin that the study be rigorously reviewed by a group of distinguished experts in the relevant fields.

Working from their proposal, the group that we assembled included the following people:

  • Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
  • Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University;
  • Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health;
  • Adam Gaffney, Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Cambridge Health Alliance;
  • Alison Galvani, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis and Burnett and Stender Families’ Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health;
  • David Himmelstein, Distinguished Professor, School of Urban Public Health at Hunter College and M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons;
  • William Hsiao, K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
  • James G. Kahn, Professor Emeritus at the University of California-San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies;
  • Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Management and Public Policy, Yale University;
  • Thomas Rice, Distinguished Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California-Los Angeles;
  • Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia School of Public Health; and
  • Stephanie Woolhandler, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Health Policy at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

We present here the final assessments that we have received to date. We will subsequently add any further reviews as we receive them.

– Political Economy Research Institute

Read the full reviews here.