A Centrist Health Care Plan

19 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2018

Date Written: October 9, 2018

Abstract

This paper outlines several centrist ideas on how to improve health insurance markets in the United States. The proposals discussed here include – (1) new incentives to encourage continuous health insurance coverage, (2) alterations to rules governing health savings accounts and high deductible health plans, (3) rule changes leading to reduced reliance on employer based insurance, and (4) government subsidies for certain expensive health care cases, which are not easily treated by narrow-network HMOs. The new subsidies for contributions to health savings accounts and expensive health care cases are partially paid for by reductions in tax expenditures on ACA and employer-based insurance.

Suggested Citation

Bernstein, David P., A Centrist Health Care Plan (October 9, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3263159 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3263159

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