The ACA, Health Care Costs, and Disparities in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
AbstractThis working paper examines the potential changes in the disparities in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) and other benefits between low- and high-wage workers under health reform. The analysis suggests that potential changes firms make in compensation could decrease disparities between low- and high-skilled workers in the quality of ESI and increase the disparities in the offering of benefits other than ESI, if the legislation does not slow rising health care costs.
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Date of creation: 30 Mar 2013
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Affordable Care Act; employer-sponsored health insurance; workforce skills; benefits; disparities; low-wage workers;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2013-03-16 (Health Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2013-03-16 (Insurance Economics)
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