The Incidence of Mandated Employer-Provided Insurance: Lessons from Workers' Compensation Insurance

@article{Gruber1991TheIO,
  title={The Incidence of Mandated Employer-Provided Insurance: Lessons from Workers' Compensation Insurance},
  author={Jonathan H Gruber and Alan B. Krueger},
  journal={Tax Policy and the Economy},
  year={1991},
  volume={5},
  pages={111 - 143}
}
Workers' compensation insurance provides cash payments and medical benefits to workers who incur a work-related injury or illness. Many features of the workers' compensation program parallel features of proposed mandated employer-paid health insurance plans. This paper empirically examines the incidence of the workers' compensation program to infer the likely consequences of mandated health insurance proposals. In certain industries, such as trucking and carpentry, workers' compensation… 

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