The effect of tax subsidies on high health care expenditure burdens in the United States
Previous analyses of families with high health care expenditure burdens have ignored the potentially mitigating effects of tax subsidies. This analysis uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to fill this gap. A range of health expenditure burden measures are computed, with and without tax subsidies, showing the impact that tax subsidies have on both the prevalence and magnitude of high health care spending burdens among the nonelderly.
KeywordsBurdens Tax subsidies Equity
JEL ClassificationsI18 H24
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