Minimum Health Benefits for All Workers Act of 1987: Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session on S. 1265 ....

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Page 151 - Committee on the Minimum Health Benefits for All Workers Act of 1987, S. 1265.
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Page 217 - Flexibility is the key to the success of private employers' benefits policy. It is essential that this flexibility remain in the future so that employers can continue to respond to the changing needs of their workforce. Mandated benefits are not the answer. Requirements such as those contained in S.126S will only increase the cost of doing business, reduce US productivity and further jeopardize our nation's competitiveness posture.
Page 233 - There should be no government mandated employee benefits, such as employerpaid health benefits, parental leave, disability leave, etc. Specific actions should include, but not be limited to, the following: a. Congress should prohibit the states from mandating employee benefits. b. Congress should reject parental and disability leave legislation, such as HR 4300 and S. 2278. c. Congress should reject proposals to mandate medical coverage. Business supports creative efforts in the private sector to...
Page 232 - This distinction is important because while most small employers use traditional health insurance and therefore must pay for mandated benefits, the majority of large employers are selfinsured and not subject to these state requirements. Recently the Federal government has turned to the employer and has imposed mandates similar to those passed by the states. The first Federally mandated health benefit was included in the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) . Employers with...
Page 27 - These outlays are modest given the current size of the health care sector. In 1986, national health expenditures were $458 billion, of which over $185 billion came from government, $115 billion came from consumers directly out-ofpocket, $145 billion came from private health insurance payments, and the remainder from miscellaneous private sources . Viewed from this perspective, the proposed bill would add about one percent to total outlays for health care, increase the private share of total health...
Page 216 - ... benefits at current levels to assist them in meeting family responsibilities. In other words, prevalent needs of today's workforce are likely to change dramatically and employers will want to — and should — respond to those needs on an evolving basis. When a benefit — like parental leave — is statutorily mandated, the ability to respond on an evolving basis is circumscribed. Congress can, of course, weigh in later and change the law. The question then becomes whether Congress, as a matter...
Page 19 - ... for 24 million Americans. Today, I would like to review the health and economic consequences of failing to close the gaps in health insurance coverage, as well as discuss how the cost of health care would be distributed under a mandated employer health insurance plan. The economic consequences, including any potential effect on employment, of a minimum employer plan deserve careful consideration and I am pleased to share with the Committee my own analysis of this aspect of the plan. The Uninsured...
Page 128 - Murphy have introduced a similar bill, the Minimum Health Benefits for All Workers Act of 1987, S.

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