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Muddling Through: The Continuing Importance of Employer-Provided Health Care

30 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2009 Last revised: 27 Nov 2009

Edward A. Zelinsky

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Abstract

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.

Keywords: employer-provided health care, universal health care, consumer driven health care, single payer system, employer mandate

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Zelinsky, Edward A., Muddling Through: The Continuing Importance of Employer-Provided Health Care. Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Forthcoming; Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 254. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1350087

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