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9780844771618

Responsible Tax Creidts for Health Insurance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780844771618

  • ISBN10:

    0844771619

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: Aei Pr
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Summary

The authors chronicle changes in U.S. attitudes about health care and consider policy trade-offs and problems of a tax credit/voucher system to finance health insurance.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Robert B. Helms
Introduction
1(3)
The Voucher and Credit Approach
1(2)
The Purpose of This Study
3(1)
Changes in Attitudes About Health Issues
4(5)
New Realism
4(2)
New Alliances
6(1)
Less Concern over Cost
6(2)
Demand for More Choice
8(1)
Changes in the Economic Environment for Health Care
9(4)
New Success in Cost Containment
9(1)
The Federal Budget
10(1)
Changes in Purchasing Insurance
10(2)
Political Changes
12(1)
Design Issues
13(8)
Target Populations
13(2)
Preliminaries
15(1)
A Possible Structure
16(5)
Two Different Groups for the Credit
21(3)
Value of Credit for the Uninsured
21(1)
Value of Credit for the Insured
22(2)
Policy Trade-Offs
24(6)
A Simplified and Adaptive Tax-Credit Plan
24(1)
The Simplest Program
24(1)
Fitted with Exclusion
25(1)
Adjusted for Income
26(1)
Affordability and Need
27(3)
Technical Design Issues
30(8)
Cash Flow
30(1)
Adjustment for Risk
30(4)
Qualified Coverage
34(4)
A Tax-Credit Plan
38(2)
Objections and Problems
40(3)
Conclusion
43(5)
References 48(3)
About the Authors 51

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