Sara Rosenbaum Testifies on Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Universal Health Care Proposals

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health testified at a hearing on universal health care proposals held by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

The hearing on Dec. 10 focused on Medicare for All, proposals to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, and other plans to achieve universal health care coverage.

“Moving to universal coverage would help stabilize health care systems and provide badly needed resources for hospitals, physicians and clinics, all of which face overwhelming survival odds stacked against them in communities with badly elevated rates of uninsured people,” Rosenbaum told the lawmakers.

She said the hearing represented an important effort by the subcommittee to begin serious consideration of the options for universal health care. Although the proposals under consideration differ from one another, all represent steps forward, she said.

Learn more about the hearing here.