Heritage Foundation's Haislmaier addresses IAQ
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National expert on health care addresses Industrial Association's annual meeting
Edmund Haislmaier of The Heritage Foundation spoke at the annual meeting of the Industrial Association of Quincy this morning.
Haislmaier, an expert in health care, has testified before Congress on the Affordable Care Law, also known as Obamacare. His expertise includes health care tax policy, Medicare, Medicaid, foreign health systems, pharmaceuticals and health care price controls.
Haislmaier works on related bills with both state and federal legislators and developed strategies for states to create consumer-centered health insurance markets by using their authority to regulate insurance.
Under his design, employers may opt to enroll workers in a state health insurance "exchange," through which each worker then buys coverage of his or her choice. Employers avoid the difficulties of administering a traditional "one size fits all" group plan, while employees pick their own coverage and take it from job to job. No one loses current tax preferences or other benefits of employer-sponsored insurance.
This approach is a key element of Utah's health care reforms, adopted in 2009. In recent years, 15 other states have asked Haislmaier and his colleagues in Heritage's Center for Health Policy Studies to help develop consumer-focused solutions for their troubled health systems.
The Industrial Association of Quincy includes local large and small members of industry, transportation, utilities and the financial and medical sectors. It has been a part of Quincy since 1945.
Haislmaier also appeared on WTAD’s Morning Meeting today. Click here to listen to the podcast from WTAD's Morning Meeting.