Tax Subsidies for Private Health Insurance

Research Report

Tax Subsidies for Private Health Insurance

Who Currently Benefits and What Are the Implications for New Policies?


Policymakers are considering a variety of new tax credit proposals to expand health insurance coverage. Understanding how current tax subsidies work and their role in supporting employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) is important when designing such policies. This brief presents essential information about the structure and distribution of existing tax subsidies for ESI and the implications for new policy options.

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