The health and wealth of a nation : employer-based health insurance and the affordable care act / Nan L. Maxwell.

Author
Maxwell, Nan L. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Kalamazoo, Mich. : W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, c2012.
Description
xi, 203 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Subject(s)
Employer-sponsored health insuranceUnited States [Browse]
Summary note
"In this timely new book, Nan L. Maxwell examines the behavior of firms with respect to their provision of health care prior to ACA deliberations and uses those behaviors to forecast changes in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) once the ACA is fully implemented. Her analysis focuses on potential changes in the ESI offer due to implementation of the ACA concerning access and quality. The ACA will likely influence the behavior of virtually all firms that offered health insurance at the time of its passage. The ACA is unlikely to incentivize small firms to offer health insurance if they did not already offer it when the act was passed. The differences in ESI coverage and quality of the offer made to low-wage and high-wage workers is likely to converge when the ACA is fully implemented. Disparities in the offer of benefits other than health insurance might increase between low-wage and high-wage firms." -- Publisher's website.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-191) and index.
Contents
Preface -- Health care coverage in the United States -- Employer-sponsored health insurance -- Benchmarking change : employer-supported insurance -- How large firms might respond to the ACA -- How small firms might respond to the ACA -- Health policy and firm behavior -- Appendix A: The California health and employment surveys -- Appendix B: Factor analysis -- Appendix C: Defining empirical constructs -- References -- Author -- Index -- About the institute.
ISBN
  • 9780880994231 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0880994231 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780880994255 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0880994258 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2012019774
OCLC
793576147
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