What Fills the Gaps Left by Employer-Provided Insurance?
- Thomas G. KochAffiliated withUniversity of California Santa Barbara Email author
Employer-provided insurance is the leading source of medical insurance for non-elderly Americans. However, it leaves many without coverage. Evidence suggests that the non-group insurance market does a poor job of filling in these gaps, for those with both short- and long-term uninsurance. It does so for all income and age groups, as well as for both genders. It does fill some of the gaps in employer-provided coverage for those with middle and high incomes, though very incompletely.
KeywordsEmployer-provided insurance Partial insurance
JEL ClassificationI1 J7
- What Fills the Gaps Left by Employer-Provided Insurance?
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Journal of Labor Research
Volume 30, Issue 4 , pp 340-349
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- Thomas G. Koch (1)
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- 1. University of California Santa Barbara, 2127 North Hall, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106, USA