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Title
Business, households, and governments: health spending, 1991.
First Author
Cowan, Cathy A
Date of Pub
1993 Spring
Pages
227-248
Volume
14
Issue
3
Other Authors
McDonnell, Patricia A
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB95-111274