Do medical out-of-pocket expenses thrust families into poverty?

  • Brett O'Hara
  • Published 2004 in
    Journal of health care for the poor and…


This paper estimates the impact of medical out-of-pocket expenses on families' well-being using the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Medical out-of-pocket expenses include the out-of-pocket costs from medical services and the family's share of health insurance premiums. Demographic characteristics, insurance status, and medical usage of the… (More)


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