Terminating private health insurance: inadequate counterincentives edition

[California] businesses with 10 or more workers that choose not to offer [health insurance] coverage would be required to pay 4 percent of their total Social Security wages to a state fund that would be created to subsidize the purchase of coverage by the working uninsured.

…The plan…would also require doctors to pay 2 percent and hospitals 4 percent of their revenues to help cover higher reimbursements for those who treat patients enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.

Here is the full story.  I can’t imagine that the state of California has the fiscal wherewithal to deal with the inevitable results of these incentives.


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