The economic burden of providing health insurance : how much worse off are small firms? /

More than 60 percent of nonelderly Americans receive health-insurance (HI) coverage through employers, either as policyholders or as dependents. However, rising health-care costs are leading many to question the long-term viability of the employer-based insurance system. Concerns about the economic...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Eibner, Christine.
Corporate Authors: Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy., Institute for Civil Justice (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008.
Series:Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-559-EMKF.
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Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. Introduction
  • ch. 2. Data
  • ch. 3. Methods
  • ch. 4. Results
  • ch. 5. Limitations
  • ch. 6. Discussion
  • ch. 7. Conclusion
  • Appendix A. Supporting data.
  • Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One
  • Introduction; Background; Motivation; Approach; Overview of This Report; Chapter Two
  • Data; Chapter Three
  • Methods; Chapter Four
  • Results; Employer Health-Insurance Burdens; Sensitivity Analyses With Very Small Firms; Plan Quality; Chapter Five
  • Limitations; Chapter Six
  • Discussion; Overall Results; Growth in Health-Insurance Burden at Small Firms; Differences Between Small and Large Firms; Distribution of Health-Insurance Burden Among Offering Firms; Components of Employer Cost Burden.