Rapid growth in the share of the nation's gross national product devoted to health expenditure has heightened concern over
the survival of government entitlement programs and has led to debate of the desirability of current methods of financing
health care. In this article, the authors present the data at the heart of the issue, quantifying spending for various types
of health care in 1982 and discussing the sources of funds for that spending.
Health Expenditures : Insurance, Health : Models, Theoretical : Personal Health Services/economics : United States