Dr. William Hsiao has conducted health financing studies for more than four decades. He was actively engaged in designing universal health insurance programs and health system reforms for many countries, including the United States, China mainland, Colombia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus, Uganda and South Africa. The U.S. state of Vermont commissioned him to design the single-payer system for the state. Currently he is involved with an economic analysis of Medicare for All, proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders.
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hsiao conducted social experiments to develop an affordable and sustainable health care model for 350 million low-income rural residents in China. Previously, his research focused on payment and incentive structures for physicians and hospitals.
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