Muddling Through: The Continuing Importance of Employer-Provided Health Care
Edward A. Zelinsky
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Forthcoming
Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 254
For the foreseeable future, employer-provided health care will remain the central means of financing medical coverage for working Americans and their families. There are, moreover, strong normative grounds for perpetuating the existing system of employer-sponsored medical coverage. Among these grounds, an employer-based system is our best means for constraining medical costs, given the inability of the political process to control health care outlays.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: employer-provided health care, universal health care, consumer driven health care, single payer system, employer mandate
Date posted: February 27, 2009 ; Last revised: November 27, 2009
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