The proposed Health Security Act provides universal health insurance by extending the current employer-based health insurance financing system.
It requires employers to pay approximately 80% of the health insurance premium for each of their workers.
Experience with other legislation requiring employers to provide benefits to their employees indicates that most of the cost of a mandated benefit is shifted to employees in the form of lower wages.
However, for workers without health insurance and with earnings close to the minimum wage, minimum-wage legislation prohibits employers from lowering wages in response to a health insurance mandate.
These employers can be expected to respond by cutting employment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asurance maladie, Financement, Emploi, Evaluation, Perte, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Financing, Employment, Evaluation, Loss, Human, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0720271
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 09/06/1995.