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We examine whether and to what extent consolidation in the U.S. health insurance industry is leading to higher employer-sponsored insurance premiums. We make use of a proprietary, panel dataset of employer-sponsored healthplans enrolling over 10 million Americans annually between 1998 and 2006 to explore the relationship between premium growth and changes in market concentration. We […]

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Since I Was Asked

One of my best former students asked me recently, “What one US policy change would have the biggest impact for improving the US economy? ┬áSame question regarding the world.” I am usually loathe to answer these sorts of questions, because I don’t want anyone to mistake an answer for something that would be easy to […]

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