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Indecent coverage? : protecting the goals of health insurance from the impact of co-payments

Danis, Marion
Published in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2006, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 107-113
Abstract As pressures increase to contain growing healthcare expenditures, there is currently a prominent rise in the shift of healthcare costs to patients in the form of deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. Rising co-payments are part of a larger picture of increasing overall out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures. From 1990 to 2000, per capita out-of-pocket payments for healthcare reached $707 in the United States, and doubled in several European countries with universal health insurance, reaching $396 in Denmark, $290 in Germany, and $466 in Italy in 2000.
Keywords Cost AllocationDeductibles and Coinsurance/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudenceHumansIncomeInsurance BenefitsInsurance Coverage/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudenceInsurance, Health/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudencePovertyUnited States
PMID: 16529313
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HURST, Samia, DANIS, Marion. Indecent coverage? : protecting the goals of health insurance from the impact of co-payments. In: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2006, vol. 15, n° 1, p. 107-113. doi: 10.1017/S0963180106060129 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:84951

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