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California's Health Insurance Act of 2003: View of the Market
Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
© 2008 Regents of the University of California
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 209–228, April 2008
How to Cite
ABRAHAM, S. E. and VOOS, P. B. (2008), California's Health Insurance Act of 2003: View of the Market. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 47: 209–228. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00517.x
- Issue published online: 29 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
This “play or pay” mandate would have required California employers to either provide medical insurance for their employees or pay into a state insurance fund. Although the law ultimately did not go into effect, movements in shareholder wealth provide evidence about the differential effects of such health-care mandates on various types of employers. Large or unionized firms had no negative effects; expected profits declined most for firms with 50–199 employees.