Cross-posted with the Field Clinic blog
The Obama administration has given employers a reprieve from the mandate that they offer their workers insurance at low employee premiums or pay a penalty. As things now stand, enforcement is postponed until 2016. But should the mandate ever come back?
The Congressional Budget Office recently released a report predicting that full implementation of the subsidized health insurance packages that are part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will reduce the number of Americans who are employed by several millions.
In this Issue Brief, we asked five LDI Senior Fellows to comment on some of the issues raised by “Sicko,” and to offer their thoughts on the prospects for health system reform.
This Issue Brief summarizes a three-year study that tracks small businesses in Durban, South Africa, and investigates the connection between the owner’s health and business growth, survival, or closure. The results bolster the economic case for investing resources in the prevention and treatment of disease in developing countries.
This Issue Brief summarizes research that evaluates the relationship between CAM use and perceived access to conventional health care.