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Title
Business, households, and government: health spending, 1994.
First Author
Cowan, Cathy A
Date of Pub
1996 Summer
Pages
157-178
Volume
17
Issue
4
Other Authors
Braden, Bradley R; McDonnell, Patricia A; Sivarajan, Lekha
Abstract
During the 1990s, growth in health care costs slowed considerably, helping to lessen the spending strain on business, government, and households. Although cost growth has slowed, the Federal Government continues to pay an ever-increasing share of the total health care bill. This article reviews important health care spending trends, and for the first time, provides separate estimates of the employer and employee share of the premium costs for employer-sponsored private health insurance. This article also highlights some of the emerging trends in the employer-sponsored insurance market, including managed care, cost-sharing, and employment shifts.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Data Collection : Employer Health Costs/statistics & numerical data/trends : Fees and Charges : Financing, Government/statistics & numerical data/trends : Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data/trends : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data/trends : Industry/economics : Insurance, Health/economics : Managed Care Programs/economics : Medicaid/economics : Medicare/economics : Private Sector/economics : Public Sector/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB97-104087