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

Carolina, Robert A.; Bloche, M. Gregg
June 1992
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Summer92, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p141
Academic Journal
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.


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