Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits

New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 366, No. 8, pp. 681-683, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2012 Last revised: 24 Feb 2012

Jennifer Prah Ruger

University of Pennsylvania

Date Written: February 8, 2012

Abstract

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?

JEL Classification: I10

Suggested Citation

Ruger, Jennifer Prah, Fair Enough? Inviting Inequities in State Health Benefits (February 8, 2012). New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 366, No. 8, pp. 681-683, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2001999

Jennifer Prah Ruger (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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