Medicaid, the uninsured, and national health spending: federal policy implications.
Garrison Jr, Louis P
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Implications are discussed for Federal policy of "gap-filling" initiatives at the State and Federal level to deal with the
problem of the uninsured. Measures currently under active consideration that involve expansions of Medicaid and employment-related
insurance are considered in the light of recent studies of the uninsured and recent simulations of their cost and coverage
impacts. The limited impact of these gap-filling measures on additional national health spending, in contrast to program costs
and Federal outlays, is emphasized. Placing greater emphasis on this broader societal perspective could assist Federal policymakers
in developing an acceptable strategy for covering the uninsured.
Costs and Cost Analysis : Health Expenditures/legislation & jurisprudence : Health Policy/legislation & jurisprudence : Insurance,
Health : Medicaid/legislation & jurisprudence : Medical Indigency/legislation & jurisprudence : United States