Business, households, and governments: health care costs, 1990.
Levit, Katharine R
Date of Pub
Cowan, Cathy A
This annual article presents information on health care costs by business, households, and government. Households funded 35
percent of expenditures in 1990, government 33 percent, and business, 29 percent. During the last decade, health care costs
continued to grow at annual rates of 8 to 16 percent. Burden measures show that rapidly rising costs faced by each sponsor
sector are exceeding increases in each sector's ability to fund them. Increased burden is particularly acute for business.
The authors discuss the problems these rising costs pose for business, particularly small business, and some of the strategies
businesses employ to constrain this cost growth.
Commerce/economics : Employer Health Costs/statistics & numerical data : Financing, Government/statistics & numerical data
: Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics
& numerical data/trends : Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data : Private Sector/economics : Public Sector/economics
: United States