2000 Policy Forum Papers Report that Insured Workers are Healthier and More Productive

Policy forum on the economic costs of the uninsured

In 2000, the Employee Benefit Research Institute organized a policy forum on the economic impact of the uninsured on society.

The Employee Benefit Research Institute, based in Washington, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts research and education on economic security and employee benefits.

Key Results

  • More than 100 individuals — including researchers, state and federal policymakers, and business and labor groups — attended the forum on May 3, 2000, in Washington. The conference featured five panel discussion covering topics such as:
    • An Overview of the Employment-based Health Insurance System.
    • The Economic Costs of the Uninsured.
    • Private and Public Sector Initiatives to Increase Access to Health Coverage.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project through a grant of $37,500.