The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how CED collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies.OK

Policy Brief


Fiscal Health

Quality, Affordable Health Care for All: Moving Beyond the Employer-Based Health-Insurance System

In 2007, CED released a policy statement with recommendations to improve the quality, cost, and coverage of health care. The report concludes that public policy change at the federal level is necessary to improve both the quality and the affordability of health insurance. Reforms are urgently needed to align the incentives of health care providers and consumers to stop the current unsustainable growth in costs and decreasing insurance coverage for Americans. Employers acting alone cannot achieve the necessary changes. The report calls for a public-private solution, which CED calls "market-based universal health insurance" to meet the demands of a modern economy for a healthy, mobile workforce.

@CEDUpdate CED expresses our heartfelt condolences to Alan Krueger's family, his colleagues and all who mourn his passing. He……