• The End of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance As We Know It

    My latest Kaiser Health News column bids farewell to employer-sponsored health insurance. It will erode. And that’s a good thing. It begins,

    One of the latest criticisms of the new health overhaul law is that it will encourage employers to stop offering health insurance. In fact, it will.

    We should welcome this, provided the decline in employer coverage is gradual and good alternatives exist. There are several advantages to the way in which the new law promotes severing the connection between employment and health insurance. One of them is that it will make more visible the biggest looming health care problem: costs.

    More here.

    See also, today’s Health Wonk Review for a roundup of recent posts from around the blogosphere on health policy.

    • Great article! I hope the article can reach many people. I’m looking forward for the day when we will shift from employer based insurance to individual based insurance. Right now I’m certainly affected by the job lock factor. I really want to have the freedom to become self employed or perhaps just to take a break from work.