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Medical Spending, Health Insurance, and Measurement of American Poverty

Gary Burtless and Sarah Siegel

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses health care expenditures, particularly on the effects of three basic methods of including household spending on health care in the measurement of poverty. The first is the ... More


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Amy Finkelstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Moral hazard—the tendency to change behavior when the cost of that behavior will be borne by others—is a particularly tricky question when considering health care. Kenneth J. Arrow's seminal 1963 ... More


Total Lifetime Costs of Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter quantifies the total lifetime costs of injuries that occurred in 2000, defined as the sum of medical spending and lost productivity due to morbidity and mortality. The magnitude of total ... More


An International Look at the Medical Care Financing Problem

David M. Cutler

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter emphasizes that, as populations age and medical spending rises, medical systems will account for an increasing part of economic activity. It is noted that demographic change will present ... More


Insurance and new technology

Mark V. Pauly and Adam Isen

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There is a correlation between growing real income and growing medical spending, but the process that might link the one with the other is unknown. This chapter explores whether and how the linking ... More


The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure at the End of Life

Samuel Marshall, Kathleen McGarry, and Jonathan S. Skinner (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter analyzes the magnitude, variation, persistence, and composition of out-of-pocket medical expenditures among older households. It highlights the extent to which high out-of-pocket burdens ... More


The Burden of Injuries: Trends and Implications

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the results and discusses trends in incidence and costs by comparing the results to those reported in the 1989 report. It also includes a discussion of key ... More


1Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity in the Elderly US Population

David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, and Mary Beth Landrum

in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The question of whether morbidity is being compressed into the period just before death has been at the center of health debates in the United States for some time. Compression of morbidity would ... More


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