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Where Coverage Ends: Catastrophic Illness and Long-Term Health Care Costs

EBRI Policy Forum Proceedings, 1988
ISBN 0-86643-061-x
Paperback, 284 pp.
PDF, 12.3 mg
Employee Benefit Research Institute, © 1988

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Executive Summary

In this book, EBRI brings together experts from the health care field, academia, government, and the labor to assess America's catastrophic health care needs and how to finance them. The book examines in detail how we define catastrophic costs and who is at risk of incurring them, what roles the private insurance market and the federal government currently play and their effectiveness, and what kind of approach to insuring against these expenses is optimal. This book is a must reading for all Americans—because we all are at risk of incurring major medical expenses needing long-term care.