Taxation of Employer-Provided Health Coverage: Inclusion, Timing, and Policy Issues
42 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 1, 1996
There is little doubt that as health care costs soar, health care issues will continue to predominate the political agenda. the enormity of these costs cannot be overstated. By the year 2000, the United States is projected to spend approximately $1.8 trillion annually on health care; if the current government policies, patterns of medical practice, and trends in private health insurance continue, these costs will more than double by the year 2010. The costs for maintaining Medicare and Medicaid alone were estimated to exceed $393 billion in 1995 and to absorb approximately one-third of all government expenditure.
JEL Classification: K34
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