Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Distribution of American Incomes
作者: Gary BurtlessPavel Svaton
刊名: Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2010, Vol.13 (1)
中文刊名: 健康经济和政策论坛, 2010, Vol.13 (1)
来源数据库: Berkeley Electronic Journal
关键词: health insuranceinequalityincome distribution
英文摘要: Cash income offers an incomplete picture of the resources available to finance household consumption. Most American families are covered by an insurance plan that pays for some or all of the health care they consume. Only a comparatively small percentage of families pays for the full cost of this insurance out of their cash incomes. As health care has claimed a growing share of consumption, the percentage of care that is financed out of household incomes has declined. Because health care consumption is more important for some groups in the population than others, the growth in spending and changes in the payment system for medical care have reduced the value of standard income measures for assessing relative incomes of the rich and poor and the young and old. More than a seventh of...

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