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If You Like What You Have, Can You Keep It? PPACA and Employer-Sponsored Insurance

On Tuesday, January 31st, e21 held an event: "If You Like What You Have, Can You Keep It? PPACA and Employer-Sponsored Insurance."

The event explored the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), which was sold to the American people with the promise that “If you like what you have, you can keep it.” New academic research is clearly disproving this claim. The health law provides strong incentives for employers to move their sick and low-wage workers out of job-based plans and into publicly subsidized coverage. The result will be soaring costs for taxpayers, and millions of people losing the coverage they have today. 

The event featured a presentation by Professor Daniel Schwarcz of the University of Minnesota Law School, a keynote speech by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and commentary from James C. Capretta.

Read Prof. Schwarcz's paper, "Will Employers Undermine Health Care Reform by Dumping Sick Employees?" here.

Download a PDF version of Prof. Schwarcz's presentation here.

Click here for Mr. Capretta's testimony before the House Budget Committee in January of 2011.

Event video:


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