Delaying the Employer Mandate

Delaying the Employer Mandate: Small Change in the Short Term, Big Cost in the Long Run

Carter C. Price
Evan Saltzman
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 4
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5hht28
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    Delaying the Employer Mandate
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    In July 2013, the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s penalty on large employers that do not offer affordable health insurance coverage. To help policymakers understand the implications of this decision, RAND analysts employed the COMPARE microsimulation model to gauge the impact of the one-year delay of the so-called employer mandate.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8307-4
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Business

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  1. Delaying the Employer Mandate Small Change in the Short Term, Big Cost in the Long Run
    (pp. 1-4)
    Carter C. Price and Evan Saltzman

    In July 2013, the Obama administration announced that it would delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) penalty on large employers (those with 50 or more workers) that do not offer affordable health insurance coverage to their employees.¹ Originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2014, the so-called employer mandate will instead take effect at the beginning of 2015. The goals of the mandate are to discourage firms from discontinuing health insurance and to encourage firms that do not currently provide affordable health insurance for some or all of their workers to begin offering coverage. Most Americans currently...