Two entries were inadvertently left out of last week’s Health Wonk Review – my apologies!
From Bill Danylik comes this report on a survey indicating perhaps half of large employers are going to be affected by the “Cadillac Tax by 2018. Fine by me; the tax was part of the great compromise reached to fund ACA way back when. It is intended to reduce the favorable tax treatment of benefits, one that subsidizes rich benefit plans.
Posting at the HealthInsurance.org blog, Wendell Potter provides insight into why some states have experienced big increases in individual health insurance premiums. Mr Potter thinks this is due to the similarity between the US health insurance business and the casino industry.
Hmmm, will Native Americans will come to rule health insurance soon?
OK, if you’re off today, enjoy. If not, back to work!