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Mark S.

You assume that people will think beyond their wallets, bank accounts and 4 walls of their homes. Not everyone is going to make the logical leap that having health insurance makes them a better employee or that being healthy makes them a better employee, thus worth more to their employer.

Many see health insurance as a 'right' that somebody else should pay for.


On average, I think Phil is correct, in that if employers were to pay for the health insurance, some other fungible benefits will decrease for the employees, and employees will be indifferent to either choices. To arrive at this result you need not require employees make the logical leap, as you put it. Most consumers, or people in general, are very capable of weighing pros and cons without knowing any math or logical arguments, and correctly in the long run arrive at the logical conclusion, don't you think?

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