Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits
Jennifer Prah Ruger
University of Pennsylvania
February 8, 2012
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 366, No. 8, pp. 681-683, 2012
The Obama administration scored a political point in December with its bulletin on essential health benefits, appeasing critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by giving states the right to determine what those benefits should be. The proposal is politically savvy. But is it fair?
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JEL Classification: I10
Date posted: February 9, 2012 ; Last revised: February 24, 2012
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