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Assessing Tax Subsidies to Cover the Uninsured

  • Tax Reform to Expand Health Coverage: Administrative Issues and Challenges
    Prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by Jack Meyer of the Economic and Social Research Institute, this report analyzes the administrative and implementation issues associated with expanding tax subsidies for the purchase of private health insurance.
  • Recent Tax Proposals to Increase Health Insurance Coverage
    This report, written by Deloitte & Touche LLP, includes a side-by-side analysis of recent tax proposals by Members of Congress and various health organizations designed to increase the number of individuals with private health insurance coverage.

  • This Fact Sheet provides and overview of the current tax subsidies for health insurance, generic subsidy approaches and specific proposals, the effects of tax subsidies, and implementation.
  • Tax Subsidies for Health Insurance: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits
    This technical report provides 1) a description of the detailed simulation model and the assumptions used to analyze the effects of different tax subsidies for the purchase of health insurance coverage, and 2) the results of this analysis. The analysis includes the number of people who gain coverage, overall costs to the government, how much is spent on the currently insured vs. uninsured, and the effects on low-income groups. The results of this report were published in Health Affairs, “The Business of Health Insurance,” January/February 2000, Volume 19 Number 1, Project HOPE–The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. For copies of the reprinted article, please call the Kaiser Family Foundation Publications Request Line at 1-800-656-4533 (ask for document #1571).

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