Focus On . . . Waste in the Health Care System

Journal of Pension Benefits, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 3, Autumn 2010

7 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2011  

David A. Pratt

Albany Law School

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

Waste in the health care system might seem like a strange topic for a pension journal. However, waste is directly connected to retirement security: to the extent that waste increases the cost of health care, (1) employers have less money available for retirement plan contributions, (2) working individuals have less available resources to save for retirement, because they are paying more than they should in premiums, deductibles, and co-pays, and (3) retired individuals need more income to enable them to pay out-of-pocket health expenses.

Keywords: Health Care System, Retirement, Security, Health Expenses

Suggested Citation

Pratt, David A., Focus On . . . Waste in the Health Care System (August 1, 2010). Journal of Pension Benefits, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 3, Autumn 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754591

David A. Pratt (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Albany, NY 12208
United States
518-472-5870 (Phone)

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