Tax Credits and Incentives to Purchase Health Insurance

Swartz, Katherine
June 2001
Inquiry (00469580);Summer 2001, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p88
Academic Journal
Comments on the impact of the proposed tax cut legislation in the U.S. on the use of tax credits as incentives to purchase health insurance. Use of tax credits to purchase coverage through private purchasing tools or public programs; Expansion by offering tax-related incentives to employers to sponsor health coverage.


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