Harvard Professors Protest Higher Deductibles
Harvard University professors are mad they'll have to pay more for their health care in 2015 in part because of the health care law that some of them helped devise. The deductibles -- $250 for an individual and $750 for a family -- are still much lower than most Americans pay.
The New York Times:
Harvard Ideas On Health Care Hit Home, Hard
For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar. (Pear, 1/5)
The Washington Post's Wonkblog:
Harvard Professors Are Angry That Their Amazing Health Insurance Is Getting Slightly Less Generous
But Harvard employees will still have it really, really good compared to the rest of the country. The new employee health plan, according to the Times, comes with annual deductibles of $250 for an individual and $750 for family coverage before the insurance kicks in. I put together a quick chart to show how Harvard’s new deductibles stack up to typical employer coverage and health plans in new Obamacare exchanges. (Millman, 1/5)