Private health insurance: new measures of a complex and changing industry.
Arnett 3d, Ross H
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Trapnell, Gordon R
Private health insurance benefit payments are an integral component of estimates of national health expenditures. Recent analyses
indicate that the insurance industry has undergone significant changes since the mid-1970's. As a result of these study findings
and corresponding changes to estimating techniques, private health insurance estimates have been revised upward. This has
had a major impact on national health expenditure estimates. This article describes the changes that have occurred in the
industry, discusses some of the implications of those changes, presents a new methodology to measure private health insurance
and the resulting estimate levels, and then examines concepts that underpin these estimates.
Evaluation Studies : Fees and Charges/trends : Health Expenditures/trends : Insurance, Health/classification : Methods : United