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Robert W. Seifert is a principal at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Law and Economics, where he leads projects assisting states in efforts to improve the delivery and financing of health care services, with a particular focus on Medicaid. He is the author or co-author of a number of policy analyses and issue briefs on health care reform, health care access and coverage, and Medicaid policy.

Previously, Seifert was the executive director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute and, prior to that, policy director of The Access Project. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission (later called the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy). He has additional government experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York City Human Resources Administration.

Seifert holds a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Wesleyan University.

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.