Financing and Organizing Health Care

  • Jeffrey C. Merrill


In considering the best means of financing our health care system, we need to look closely at how other countries finance and organize their systems, and evaluate the relevance of their experience to the United States. But first, it may be helpful to provide some background on the issues of organizing and financing health care in the context of our current system.


Private Insurance Universal Access Health Care Reform Public System Sickness Fund 
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© Jeffrey C. Merrill 1994

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