The tax code, employer-sponsored insurance, and the distribution of tax subsidies

Leonard E. Burman, Bowen Garrett, Surachai Khitatrakun

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Abstract

About 46 million Americans under age sixty-five, including 9 million children, lack health insurance. They receive less preventive care when healthy and poorer care when sick than do the insured. Furthermore, the public ultimately shoulders much of the burden of paying for the medical treatment of the uninsured, either through higher taxes or higher health care costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUsing Taxes to Reform Health Insurance
Subtitle of host publicationPitfalls and Promises
PublisherBrookings Institution Press
Pages36-56
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780815701255
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Burman, L. E., Garrett, B., & Khitatrakun, S. (2008). The tax code, employer-sponsored insurance, and the distribution of tax subsidies. In Using Taxes to Reform Health Insurance: Pitfalls and Promises (pp. 36-56). Brookings Institution Press.