Health Policy

Health Policy

  • SHOP Chopped: Opt DroppedApril 16, 2013healthcare
  • End the Employer MandateFebruary 22, 2013Obamacare’s employer mandate must go. Now. Clean and neat. Straight repeal. Just do it.
  • Small Business under PPACA: Behind the Eight-ballAugust 22, 2012PPACA’s uncertainties make it impossible for small business to plan.
  • The Day After: Health Care Reform after NFIB v SebeliusJune 20, 2012Real reform should begin the day after the Supreme Court rules.
  • Self-insurance and Small BusinessMay 31, 2012Some are trying to deny small business the ability to self-insure.
  • Health Care Law Blues: They Hear That Train a-Comin'April 03, 2012The 2014 reforms are already affecting small business.
  • One Year After Enactment of PPCA: Small Business and Health InsuranceJuly 25, 2011This July 2011 NFIB study shows that small employers are negative about the impact of the law on their businesses.
  • Health Insurance Reform in an Experimental Market (1 MB, PDF)March 19, 2009

    This study investigates the effects of nine healthcare scenarios on health costs and earnings of companies, as well as the earnings and welfare of their employees in an experimental economy. (March 2009)

  • Rising Costs for Healthcare (1.4 MB, PDF)February 27, 2009

    What are the real problems facing the healthcare system in the United States today and how can legislators and policymakers address them? What policy actions must be taken to strengthen a service that touches the lives of every American?

    The purpose of this monograph is to address these issues – to define more clearly the actual problem with the healthcare system. This document also prescribes urgent remedies that must be taken to provide each citizen with a greater sense of security when it comes to their health care, while helping our leaders manage more skillfully a vital component of our economy.

  • The Case Against Mandated Employer-Provided Employee Health Insurance (91 KB, PDF)February 02, 2009

    Providing all with health insurance is a social objective. Social objectives are traditionally financed through the ability to pay or when appropriate some type of user fee. The employer mandate is effectively a tax levied without regard to either of the two aforementioned principles, making it unfair by definition. And, that injustice exists whether you believe that the beneficiary ultimately pays this tax in lower compensation, including fewer employment opportunities, or small employers, many of whom are often little better off than those whom they are taxed to subsidize, pay it directly.