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Coming Health Crisis Who Will Pay for Care for the Aged in the 21st Century?

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ISBN-10: 0226905152

ISBN-13: 9780226905150

Edition: N/A

Authors: John R. Wolfe

List price: $46.00
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By the turn of the century, the largest generation of Americans in history, the "Baby Boomers," will be approaching 65 years old. But as the demand for health and long-term care is growing dramatically, health care programs have been shrinking instead of expanding to meet the older generation's needs. In this timely book, John R. Wolfe offers practical solutions to the coming health crisis, exploring innovative ways of developing insurance plans for the care of the large, aging "Baby Boom" generation and beyond. In previous decades, when younger Americans far outnumbered older ones, retirees could depend on financial support through taxes from the population at large. But as "Boomers"…    
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 172
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Medical and Long-Term Care in the Twenty-first Century: Profile and Projection of the Aged Population
The Economic Status of the Aged Mortality and Morbidity Trends
Needs and Burdens: Demography, Resource Use, and Economic Growth
Medical and Long-Term Care Today: Financing Problems and Gaps in Coverage
The Emerging Weakness of Pay-as-You-Go
Financing Medical Care: Medicare Coverage and Financing
Long-Term Care: A Porous Safety Net Summary
Problems of Private Insurance Adverse Selection Moral Hazard Pay-as-You-Go
Financing of Employer-Provided Insurance Summary
Financing Twenty-first Century Care: Alternative Approaches Medical Care
Alternative Financing of Long-Term-Care Services
What Can Be Done
Notes
References
Index