Beyond Health Insurance

Beyond Health Insurance

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Much of the debate about health policy in the US has focused on the availability of health insurance coverage and the number of individuals who are uninsured. It is known that the United States spends approximately twice as much per capita on health care, but there is little difference in population health between the US and other nations.The overall annual growth rate of 8.5 percent is slightly greater than the average annual growth rate for all national health expenditures of 7.2 percent. ... changes in patterns of preventive activities, prevalence of asymptomatic disease, and cost per preventive service delivered. ... 20.2 21.1 23.9 27.9 29.8 35.6 39.5 43.7 12.3 % (asymptomatic) Dental Preventive Services Dental cleaning/counseling 7.5 8.2 anbsp;...

Title:Beyond Health Insurance
Author:Lorens Helmchen, Robert Kaestner, Anthony Lo Sasso
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2008


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