So, Judy Norsigian of OB/OS and Jennifer Potter of BIDMC and Fenway Health opine in the Globe on why they think single payer approach to health reform will benefit women.
A single-payer healthcare system would more effectively control costs than any other plan that Congress is considering as it moves toward a reform bill. And by controlling costs, existing resources could be allocated more equitably, especially for the benefit of women.
Update 6/17: OB/OS releases an official policy position on single payer
BHN talked to Norsigian about health reform earlier this month. (Here’s a link to a discussion of the Gawande story she refers to.)