TITLE

Health care's 'hidden tax.'

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
AHA News;1/5/2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the underpayment of Medicare and Medicaid benefits in the U.S. A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association estimated the underpayments to be around $89 billion, translating to about $1,788 add-on medical expenses per U.S. family every year.
ACCESSION #
36160664

 

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