Economists Engage In Health Care Cost Discussion

       Senior Economist Jules Lichtenstein reports attending the National Economists Club luncheon on Thursday, November 13.  Len Nichols, Director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, discussed “Employer Health Costs in a Global Economy.”  He highlighted the merits and disadvantages of an employer-based health insurance system and pointed out that the properties of an employer system must be clarified before the political possibility of an alternative can be realized.  Len blogs on these issues at The New Health Dialogue Blog.

— John McDowell

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