Health System Reforms in the US: Individualism and Universalism

Verulava, Tengiz (2017) Health System Reforms in the US: Individualism and Universalism. Economisti, XIII (4). pp. 142-154. ISSN 1987-6890

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The U.S. health care system is unique among advanced industrialized countries. The U.S. does not have a uniform health system, has no universal health care coverage, and only recently enacted legislation mandating healthcare coverage for almost everyone. Rather than operating a national health service, a single-payer national health insurance system, or a multi-payer universal health insurance fund, the U.S. health care system can best be described as a hybrid system. In 2014, 48 percent of U.S. health care spending came from private funds, with 28 percent coming from households and 20 percent coming from private businesses. The federal government accounted for 28 percent of spending while state and local governments accounted for 17 percent. Most health care, even if publicly financed, is delivered privately.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: US health care reforms, universal healthcare, universal care.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HL Healthcare Policy and Management
H Social Sciences > HO Public Health
Divisions: Centres > Insurance and Public Health Center
Depositing User: Professor Tengiz Verulava
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 13:41
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 13:41

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