Hinchman, Grace
January 2001
Financial Executive;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 2000 U.S. Congressional debate on managed health care reform. The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) laws allow for the preemption of state laws regarding health care and pension plans. ERISA allows health care providers to minimize their liability costs and, thereby, keep the cost of health care benefits at a manageable level. Congress debated lifting the immunity provision but could not agree and so no legislation was passed.


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