Report: Mass. health care experience may hint at ACA's course

05/13/2013 | BenefitsPro.com

Critics of the Affordable Care Act say employers are likely to drop health insurance, but Massachusetts' experience with universal health coverage indicates that may not be the case, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. As the national rate of employer-provided health insurance dropped by 5.7 percentage points, Massachusetts saw its rate increase by 1 point after implementing its program in 2006, according to the report. "Employer-sponsored coverage will continue to be a critical pillar of the U.S. health system, and it has been an important part of employer strategy to attract and retain talent, and promote improved health and productivity," said PwC's Michael Thompson.

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