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Private Health Insurance in the United States: A Proposal for a More Functional System


Laura D. Hermer


Hamline University - School of Law

April 5, 2005

Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Vol. 6, pp. 1-84, 2005

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This article provides a history and overview of the private health coverage system in the United States, and a discussion of legal and policy-related problems with this coverage. It additionally offers suggestions for revising our health care system to provide greater, more consistent, more cost effective coverage for everyone through the institution of universal primary care coverage, and select public expansions to cover catastrophic and specialist care.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 84

Keywords: private coverage, health insurance, United States

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Date posted: April 6, 2011 ; Last revised: April 28, 2011

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Hermer, Laura D., Private Health Insurance in the United States: A Proposal for a More Functional System (April 5, 2005). Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Vol. 6, pp. 1-84, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803348

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Laura D. Hermer (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
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