Debate on popular opinion on health care: A response to conventional wisdom

Vicente Navarro

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Independent forecasts suggest that despite all that is now being done to slow the growth of U.S. health care costs-the enactment of prospective payment for Medicare (diagnosis-related groups (DRGs»; increasing enrollment in health maintenance organizations (HMOs), now 7 percent of the population; hospital rate setting in 12 states; and other changes-the nation's health care expenditures will increase from $322 billion in 1982 to $690 billion in 1990 and to $1.9 trillion by the year 2000 (14 percent of the gross national product) (1, 2). This means an average increase of $50 billion a year and a doubling of the nation's health spending every six years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHow to Choose?
Subtitle of host publicationA Comparison of the U.S. And Canadian Health Care Systems
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781351843737
ISBN (Print)0895031809, 9780895031808
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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