Expanded ACA Subsidies: Exacerbating Health Inflation and Income Inequality


By Brian Blase

The Galen Institute, February 23, 2021

The Covid relief bill racing through Congress is a huge giveaway to wealthy households and health insurers, will inflate health costs and premiums, exacerbates income inequality, and sets the stage for a significant loss of employer-sponsored coverage, according to the findings in an important new paper by Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase. Health insurance subsidies in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act are wasteful, misguided, and could do long-term harm to the stability of employer-based health insurance where the majority of Americans get coverage. Click here to read more.