Taxation and its effect upon public and private health insurance and medical demand.
Greenspan, Nancy T
Date of Pub
Vogel, Ronald J
Multiple tax subsidies are available to many buyers and sellers of health insurance. These subsidies have the potential of
creating excess demand for health insurance, which in turn can create excess demand for health services. A review of the literature
on the effects of the tax subsidies on the price of health care shows that these subsidies, by raising prices in the medical
sector, constrain the Medicare and Medicaid programs' ability to provide access to care for their beneficiaries.
Income Tax : Health Benefit Plans, Employee/economics : Health Services Needs and Demand/economics : Health Services Research/economics
: Insurance, Health/economics : Medicaid/economics : Medical Assistance/economics : Medicare/economics : United States