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Will Divestment from Employment-Based Health Insurance Save Employers Money? The Case of State and Local Governments

Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, David M. Studdert, Monica S. Farid, Jay Bhattacharya

NBER Working Paper No. 20222
Issued in June 2014, Revised in July 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors gratefully acknowledge Daniel R. Austin, Anna Luan, and Louise L. Wang, co-authors along with Dr. Bhattacharya on an earlier paper in Health Affairs that examined the effect of shifts to employer insurance premiums. These authors generously shared Stata code that formed the basis for the ACA subsidy and cost-sharing calculations used in our work. The authors also wish to thank the Stanford Health Policy faculty and trainees for insightful comments and questions during the development of this work. Dr. Goldhaber-Fiebert was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health Nation Institute on Aging (K01-AG037593; PI: Goldhaber-Fiebert). Dr. Bhattacharya also thanks the National Institute on Aging for support (P01-AG05842 and R37-AG036791). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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