Tag Archives: Employer-Sponsored Insurance
In this post, we aim to illuminate the underlying forces that led to dramatic increases in premiums so as to clarify the historical record and provide lessons for policymakers who aim to replace the ACA.
February 8, 2017
Even For Large Employers, The Future Of Delivery System Reform And Publicly Financed Coverage Matters
Large employers have a material interest in two major health reform issues: value-based payment and delivery reform and publicly financed coverage.
January 31, 2017
Even if the ACA stays in place, there will still be almost 30 million people without health insurance. The initial goal of reform should be: making sure everyone has access to health insurance that is affordable and that gives them dependable access to medical care.
January 18, 2017
Job-based plans offered to employees and their families cover 150 million people in the United States. If the ACA is repealed, they stand to lose critical consumer protections that many have come to expect of their employer plan.
January 11, 2017
Rather than placing all our bets on one theory of the case, we should be assembling and pursuing a balanced, diversified, and comprehensive portfolio of strategies.
November 18, 2016
The Healthy Indiana Plan was recognized as the most significant departure from traditional Medicaid ever approved by CMS, and ignited a national conversation about the implications of its consumer-driven design for able-bodied adults in Indiana and potentially other reform-minded states.
August 29, 2016
Fixing The ‘Family Glitch’ Will Boost Economic Security For Low-Income Families And Increase Marketplace Stability
Research published in the July issue of Health Affairs concludes that fixing the family glitch reduces family health spending but increases government costs. Reading beyond the headlines, however, we see other benefits---namely greater economic security for low-income families and increased...
July 27, 2016
Congress delayed implementation of the Cadillac tax until 2020. There are two key practical issues with the tax that warrant continued caution: the indexing problem and the adaptation question.
April 25, 2016
Some of the advocacy for the excise tax is misguided, but its marketing as a tax on luxury coverage states a principle that should be part of national health policy. It should be fixed so it applies to a clear definition of relatively luxurious benefits.
March 16, 2016
Deciding how much of total health care expenditures should be shared and how to share it is the fundamental conundrum of health care policy. How do the two parties address this conundrum and how would the parties' positions distribute costs by income and health status?
March 15, 2016