Socio-Economic Disparities in US Healthcare Spending: The Role of Public vs Private Insurance

  title={Socio-Economic Disparities in US Healthcare Spending: The Role of Public vs Private Insurance},
  author={Elena Capatina and Michael P. Keane and Shiko Maruyama},
  journal={HEN: Equity/Inequalities (Topic)},
In the US healthcare system, patients of different socio-economic status (SES) often receive disparate treatment for similar conditions. Prior work documents this phenomenon for particular treatments/conditions, but we take a system-wide view and examine socioeconomic disparities in spending for all medical conditions at the 3-digit ICD-9 level. We also compare SES spending gradients for those covered by private vs. public insurance (Medicare). Using data on adult respondents from the Medical… 
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