TITLE

Paying for undercompensated hospital care: The regressive profile of a `hidden tax'

AUTHOR(S)
Carolina, Robert A.; Bloche, M. Gregg
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Summer92, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses ways to estimate the average amounts levied by the health care system to finance uncompensated hospital care. Evaluation of the progressivity of cross-subsidization; Comparison of the average uncompensated care amounts for several income brackets; Cross-subsidization as a profoundly regressive way to finance hospital care for the poor.
ACCESSION #
9609042704

 

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