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Medical Spending Reform and the Fiscal Future of the United States

Mark V. Pauly

in Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028301
eISBN:
9780262321914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028301.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The growth in medical spending in the United States is both more important for fiscal policy and raises more potential problems than consumer spending growth in other sectors of the economy. Given ... More


The Ethics of America's Health Care Debate

Tsung-mei Cheng and Uwe E. Reinhardt (eds)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

American health policy is a paradox: it is extremely generous—as reflected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—yet neglects hard-working, low-income families such as those of poorly paid ... More


Economic Issues Associated with Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness Analysis into Public Coverage Decisions in the United States

Anupam B. Jena and Tomas J. Philipson

in The Future of Healthcare Reform In the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226254951
eISBN:
9780226255002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255002.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter reviews the role of cost-effective analysis (CEA) in treatment coverage determinations in the United States and discusses two important shortcomings of CEA. First, CEA can fail to ... More


The Distribution of Public Spending for Health Care in the United States on the Eve of Health Reform

Didem Bernard, Thomas Selden, and Yuriy Pylypchuk

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

US health care spending in 2012 totaled $2.8 trillion or 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. Given the magnitude of health care spending, the large public sector role in health care, and the ... More


NHS finances under the Coalition

Anita Charlesworth, Adam Roberts, and Sarah Lafond

in Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter introduces some of the challenges the NHS faced over the five years of Coalition government. ‘The Nicholson Challenge’ arose following the 2008 global economic crisis. The NHS was faced ... More


Economic Preparation for Retirement

Michael D. Hurd and Susann Rohwedder

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter assesses economic preparation for retirement, looking at the risk of out-of-pocket spending for health care, and shows that about 70 percent of individuals aged sixty-six to sixty-nine ... More


Decomposing Medical Care Expenditure Growth

Abe Dunn, Eli Liebman, and Adam Hale Shapiro

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Medical-care expenditures have been rising rapidly, accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP in 2009. In this study, we assess the sources of the rising medical-care expenditures in the commercial ... More


Medical Care Output and Productivity

David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

With the United States and other developed nations spending as much as 14 percent of their GDP on medical care, economists and policy analysts are asking what these countries are getting in return. ... More


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