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

Published inCQ. Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 107-113
Publication date2006
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 Allocation
  • Deductibles and Coinsurance/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Insurance Coverage/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence
  • Insurance, Health/economics/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence
  • Poverty
  • United States
Citation (ISO format)
HURST, Samia, DANIS, Marion. Indecent coverage? : protecting the goals of health insurance from the impact of co-payments. In: CQ. Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics, 2006, vol. 15, n° 1, p. 107–113. doi: 10.1017/S0963180106060129
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ISSN of the journal0963-1801
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