The Health and Wealth of a Nation: Employer-based Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2012 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
"In this timely new book, Nan L. Maxwell examines the behavior of firms with respect to their provision of health care prior to ACA deliberations and uses those behaviors to forecast changes in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) once the ACA is fully implemented. Her analysis focuses on potential changes in the ESI offer due to implementation of the ACA concerning access and quality. The ACA will likely influence the behavior of virtually all firms that offered health insurance at the time of its passage. The ACA is unlikely to incentivize small firms to offer health insurance if they did not already offer it when the act was passed. The differences in ESI coverage and quality of the offer made to low-wage and high-wage workers is likely to converge when the ACA is fully implemented. Disparities in the offer of benefits other than health insurance might increase between low-wage and high-wage firms." -- Publisher's website.

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NAN L. MAXWELL is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at California State University, Hayward.

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