TITLE

Health care in the twentieth century: A history of government interference and protection

AUTHOR(S)
Wasley, Terree P.
PUB. DATE
April 1993
SOURCE
Business Economics;Apr93, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates the evolution of the medical industry in the United States. Institutionalization of Blue Cross/Blue Shield as the dominant provider of health care insurance; Growth of employer provided health insurance; First-dollar coverage; Government programs and legislation;Cost explosion in health care.
ACCESSION #
9610302251

 

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