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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law

Abstract

The initial impact of an employer mandate on large employers who already offer comprehensive health care benefits would likely be negligible, although a few adjustments to coverage would have to be made. On the other hand, the massive restructuring of health care in the private market sector will produce an unknown impact on health care cost. And while government participation in the system has its proper applications, many of the proposed interventions are improper. Adoption of any proposal that requires significant restructuring coupled with extensive governmental regulation will create severe market distortions affecting both business and health care environments indefinitely.

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