California's Health Insurance Act of 2003: View of the Market

20 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2008

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Steven E. Abraham

State University of New York at Oswego - School of Business

Paula B. Voos

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program

Abstract

This play or pay mandate would have required California employers to either provide medical insurance for their employees or pay into a state insurance fund. Although the law ultimately did not go into effect, movements in shareholder wealth provide evidence about the differential effects of such health-care mandates on various types of employers. Large or unionized firms had no negative effects expected profits declined most for firms with 50,199 employees.

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Steven E. and Voos, Paula B., California's Health Insurance Act of 2003: View of the Market. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 209-228, April 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1100810 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00517.x

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