The employer health insurance market still looks strong.
Enrollment numbers from the federal government have told us that millions of Americans signed up for private health insurance in the new Obamacare marketplaces. But some skeptics had worried that those sign-ups weren’t uninsured people, but instead previously insured people whose employers had stopped offering coverage once government-subsidized options were available.
Edmund Haislmaier at the Heritage Foundation has been the most prominent proponent of this theory. Using data from insurance company filings, he estimated that only a small minority of marketplace participants represented previously uninsured people.
– The New York Times
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