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The Daily Dose – Policy Brief: How to Structure a “Play-or-Pay” Requirement on Employers: Lessons from California for National Health Reform

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POLICY BRIEF: How to Structure a “Play-or-Pay” Requirement on Employers: Lessons from California for National Health Reform »

This policy brief examines the policy design, economic effects, and political ramifications of employer requirements. We focus in particular on what Congress can learn from the California experience, as well as from an independent cost and coverage analysis of a national play-or-pay plan proposal resembling current legislative initiatives. [UC Berkeley, June 2009]