84 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2011 Last revised: 28 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 5, 2005
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.
Keywords: private coverage, health insurance, United States
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1803348