A different funding strategy is necessary to bring about health care reform that is sustainable and comprehensive. If health expenditures continue to outpace the growth of other facets of the economy, health care will represent an even larger proportion of the gross domestic product.
The authors of this paper present an argument, using an economic perspective, for funding health care reform that provides health care to all Americans.
Health care reform that leads to coverage for all will involve a funding strategy where the public is willing and able to pay for expenditure growth in a manner that is equitable and efficient.
Keywords: Quality, Delivery Systems, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Containment, Financing