Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University






Government Payment for Health Care — Causes and Consequences

Commentary

Author
Victor R. Fuchs - Stanford University

Published by
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 363 no. 23, page(s) 2181-3
12/2/2010


Government's role in paying for health care has expanded greatly in all high-income countries, including the United States. But most other high-income countries have national health insurance and spend far less on health care than the United States does.