What's Ahead for Health Insurance in the United States?

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  • Author(s): Fuchs, Victor R.
  • Source:
    New England Journal of Medicine. 6/6/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 23, p1822-1824. 1p.
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    • Abstract:
      Discusses the outlook for health insurance in the U.S. as of June, 2002. Proposed type of health insurance that will shift the burden of health care costs from employees who use little care to those who use more; Erosion of the concept of social insurance with the rise of private insurance companies; Advantages and disadvantages of the proposed plans; Problems with reliance on catastrophic-illness insurance; Expectation that some form of national health insurance will be introduced.