Financing of Health Care Delivery

Kreidler, Michele L.
March 2020
Financing of Health Care Delivery -- Research Starters Business;3/1/2020, p1
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Who pays for health care? In the United States, the financing of health care delivery is a tangled web of insurance companies, employers, state and federal government, and individual health care consumers. Yet, with all these players, the United States is one of the few developed nations that do not provide universal health coverage to its citizens. As measured by percent of gross domestic product (GDP), the United States also pays more health care than any other developed nation. Paying for health care is a complex, politically charged enterprise. In this essay, the major players in the health care arena are described and a brief discussion of approaches to health care finance reform are presented.


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