Business, households, and governments: health spending, 1991.
Cowan, Cathy A
Date of Pub
McDonnell, Patricia A
Governments have been thrust to the forefront of health care reform efforts as growth in government health care costs was
faster than growth in all other sponsor sectors in 1991. In the business sector, real health care costs per worker have risen
65 times faster than real wages and salaries per worker during the past 26 years. Households continue to devote 5 percent
of income after taxes to health care, the same percentage for the last 8 years. This article presents data supporting these
findings, and an analysis of health care spending by each sponsor sector.
Commerce/economics : Data Collection : Employer Health Costs/statistics & numerical data : Financing, Personal/statistics
& numerical data : Health Benefit Plans, Employee/economics : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Private Sector/economics/statistics
& numerical data : Public Sector/economics/statistics & numerical data : United States