The Hamilton Project partnered with Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, for a luncheon discussion on the development of a social contract for all Americans. In a global economy marked by rapid technological change, global labor markets, and mobile capital, a new model is needed to provide families with economic security and to keep the economy productive.
The Project held two panel roundtable discussions on four alternative policy proposals for achieving universal health care coverage in the United States and the merits and challenges of the various proposals.
The Hamilton Project hosted a policy seminar on a proposal from Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation to move toward universal coverage by evolving beyond the traditional model of employer-sponsored health insurance.
For most working-age families, health insurance is directly connected to the workplace; but this form of coverage is steadily eroding. This paper outlines three key steps necessary to achieve a gradual transformation without disrupting successful parts of the system.