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Sources of Financing and the Level of Health Spending for Native Americans

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Publication Date: October 1999

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)
Health (Health services for minorities)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This study of Native Americans health care funding and expenditures includes the following: An analysis of all sources of financing and the level of total health expenditures by and on behalf of Native Americans, a detailed analysis of the same data for each of the 12 Indian Health Service areas across the country, an estimate of per-capita spending for health services to Native Americans overall, an illustration of the tribal discrepancies in per capita spending and a projection of the increased cost if Native Americans were provided with a typical employment-based insurance benefits package.