Subsidies to Employee Health Insurance Premiums and the Health Insurance Market

@article{Gruber2005SubsidiesTE,
  title={Subsidies to Employee Health Insurance Premiums and the Health Insurance Market},
  author={J. Gruber and Ebonya L. Washington},
  journal={Health Economics},
  year={2005}
}
One approach to covering the uninsured that is frequently advocated by policy-makers is subsidizing the employee portion of employer-provided health insurance premiums. But, since the vast majority of those offered employer-provided health insurance already take it up, such an approach is only appealing if there is a very high takeup elasticity among those who are offered and uninsured. Moreover, if plan choice decisions are price elastic, then such subsidies can at the same time increase… Expand
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