Problems with Health Insurance

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Robert Ferguson


Dean Leistikow

Fordham University - Finance Area

Date Written: October 17, 2000


The absence of universal health insurance in the United States covering all illness at an "affordable" premium is widely viewed as a problem to be solved. Actually, health insurance makes some people better off and others worse off. Poor people are among the most likely to be worse off under existing and proposed health insurance systems, particularly universal health insurance, than they would be without the schemes.

Keywords: stock analysis, fundamental investing, health insurance, medicare, medicaid, insolvency

JEL Classification: G10, G11, G12, G14

Suggested Citation

Ferguson, Robert and Leistikow, Dean, Problems with Health Insurance (October 17, 2000). Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2000; Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2742930. Available at SSRN:

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