Financing Health Care: Businesses, Households, and Governments, 1987-2003
Cathy A. Cowan, M.B.A.
Date of Pub
Cathy A. Cowan, M.B.A. and Micah B. Hartman
This article provides estimates of health care expenditures by businesses, households, and governments for 1987-2003. Sponsors
that finance public and private health insurance programs and other payers face increasing challenges as health care cost
rise. Their capacity to support rising costs was particularly strained during the recent economic recession, with the Federal
Government's burden measured against revenue available for this purpose growing faster than for other sponsors.