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On the Third Hand: Dr. Upcode

One econ major, three (or more) opinions.
One econ major, three (or more) opinions.

Paul Fronstin has published a great analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) health insurance exchange provisions in a new brief distributed by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Fronstin suggests that the PPACA exchange system could lead to a return to the idea of creating an employer-sponsored defined contribution health benefits system, in which employers give the employees a set amount of cash and tell the employees to go buy their own guaranteed-issue, mostly community-rated coverage through the exchanges.

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