Ethics. Research. Community.

Health care reform: why? What? When?

Health affairs (Project Hope). 
24
(6): 
2005 Nov-Dec
1399-1414; 
2005. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
Dissatisfaction with the U.S. health care system is widespread, but no consensus has emerged as to how to reform it. The principal methods of finance-employer-based insurance, means-tested insurance, and Medicare-are deeply and irreparably flawed. Policymakers confront two fundamental questions: Should reform be incremental or comprehensive? And should priority be given to reforming the financing system or to improving organization and delivery? We consider here several proposals for incremental reform and three for comprehensive reform: individual mandates with subsidies, single payer, and universal vouchers. Over the long term, reform is likely to come in response to a major war, depression, or large-scale civil unrest.
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Record TypeJournal Article
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DOI10.1377/hlthaff.24.6.1399
ISSN0278-2715