The burden of health care costs: business, households, and governments.
Levit, Katharine R
Date of Pub
Cowan, Cathy A
In this article, the authors recast health care costs into payer categories of business, households, and Federal and State-and-local
governments which are more useful for policy analysis. The burden that these costs place upon the financial resources of each
payer are examined for 1989 and for trends over time. For businesses, their share of health care costs continues to creep
upward compared with other payers and relative to their own resources, despite many changes they are making in the provision
of employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees.
Actuarial Analysis : Commerce/economics/statistics & numerical data : Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical data
: Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data : Government : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Insurance,
Health/statistics & numerical data : United States