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Katharine London is a principal at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Law and Economics and led a team that developed a single-payer financing model for Vermont. She is currently leading an effort to establish specialized behavioral health services for justice-involved Massachusetts Medicaid members with serious mental health and addiction needs, with goals of saving lives, increasing engagement in treatment and reducing recidivism.

From 2007 to 2008, London served as executive director of the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council. Earlier, she served as director of health policy at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and she spent more than 10 years at the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission, developing policy for the Uncompensated Care Pool and payment methods for Massachusetts Medicaid.

London holds a master's degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics with biology from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges.

April 9, 2018

Single Payer: Navigating the Tricky Route From Here to There

Costs are just one factor policymakers need to consider in transitioning to a system in which government provides health insurance for everyone.