Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and the Promise of Health Insurance Reform

  title={Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and the Promise of Health Insurance Reform},
  author={Thomas C Buchmueller and Alan C. Monheit},
  journal={INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing},
  pages={187 - 202}
  • T. Buchmueller, A. Monheit
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Business
  • INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing
The central role that employers play in financing health care is a distinctive feature of the U.S. health care system, and the provision of health insurance through the workplace has important implications well beyond its role as a source of health care financing. In this paper, we consider the “goodness of fit” of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) in the current economic and health insurance environments and in light of prospects for a vigorous national debate over the shape of health… Expand
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