Insuring the Uninsured: The Gains From Reducing Waste
Publication Date: September 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Dean Baker
Keywords: Health care; Health care outcomes; Privatized systems
Coverage: United States
Over 70 million people in the U.S. go without health insurance at some point in the year. In 2003, 45 million people went the entire year without health insurance. This paper examines the extent to which eliminating waste within the system could pay for covering the uninsured.