Hidden Health Tax: Americans Pay a Premium
Publication Date: May 2009
Publisher(s): Families USA
Keywords: Uninsured; Private Health Insurance; Premiums
Coverage: United States
This report discusses how private health insurance premiums are higher, in part, because the costs of uncompensated care for the uninsured are shifted to those who have insurance, a "hidden health tax." The report quantifies this "tax" for family and individual coverage.