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Why the Ruckus Over the Cadillac Tax?
JAMA ForumLink to more items from this source
Oct. 15, 2015

"The tax would no doubt encourage insurers and employers to find efficiencies and negotiate more aggressively with hospitals and clinicians. But market incentives to do that already exist, even if they are somewhat muted by the tax subsidy for employer-provided insurance. It is fanciful to think that premiums can be reduced substantially, and that growth over time can be kept in line with general inflation, without reducing the amount of health benefits provided to workers."

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