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Affordable Care Act, forensic economics, tort awards, lawsuits, health insurance
I13, I18, K41
This paper identifies a major issue with windfall payments under either possible interpretation of the ACA as it currently stands. Several alternatives are proposed that would eliminate the windfalls. We advocate the establishment of a tort award funded “Federal Stabilization Fund” to improve the economic efficiency of future health care awards in the age of the Affordable Care Act
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Congdon-Hohman, Joshua and Matheson, Victor, "Economic Windfalls and the Affordable Care Act: A Policy Proposal" (2016). Economics Department Working Papers. Paper 191.