Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303) and index
Rise of a massive health sector -- How is each health dollar spent? -- Who pays for health services? -- The employer role in U.S. health care -- Government health expenditures, taxes, and deficits -- Health services and the family budget -- Who produces health services? -- Health services and the distribution of national income -- Productivity in the health sector -- The labor force and employment in the health sector -- Personal incomes and health care -- Distribution of health services -- Poverty and health -- The structure of the health sector -- Health, wealth, and debt -- Economic fluctuations and health -- Health services and quality of life -- U.S. health care in a global economy -- Do Americans get good value for money in health care? -- Are health spending trends sustainable?
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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. National Research Initiative, supporting body