By John R. Graham | Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 11:57 AM PDT | Comments Off on Employer-Based Coverage Does Not Equalize Access to Health Care
One reason public policy favors employer-based health benefits instead of individually owned health insurance is that policymakers believe it equalizes access to health care among workers of all income levels. Insurers usually demand 75 percent of workers be covered, which leads to benefit design that attracts almost all workers to be covered. Employers do...
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Tags: access to health care, employer-based health benefits, health insurance, wages
By Abigail R. Hall | Thursday October 8, 2015 at 9:38 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap–A Myth that (Still) Just Won’t Die
Earlier this week, the Governor of California signed a bill intended to help women. Supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the new law looks to eliminate the “gender wage gap,” or the supposed discrepancy between the pay of men and women. The bill received immense support in both houses of the California state legislature...
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Tags: California, Economics, equality, Gender Wage Gap, policy, wages