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November 27, 2018

How to Make US Health Care More Equitable and Less Costly: Begin by Replacing Employment-Based Insurance

Author Affiliations
  • 1Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California
JAMA. 2018;320(20):2071-2072. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16475

Among the most important domestic policy problems in the United States is the high cost of health care, which is estimated at $10 000 per person per year and is at least 50% more than the cost in any other country.1 The annual US total health care spending of more than $3.3 trillion dwarfs spending on other critical services such as national defense ($867 billion) and education ($1.1 trillion).

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