Health expenditures in Texas, 1988. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Expenditures for health care in Texas during 1988 totaled $32.4 billion. Health spending by category of service and sources of payment was estimated and compared with estimates for prior years and with national trends. Texas differed from the nation as a whole in average annual increases in total spending, the percentage of spending for prepayment and administration, and the percentage of spending paid by consumers, the federal government, and private insurance. Proposed expansions in insurance coverage for the large proportion of uninsured Texans will probably require strong efforts to contain costs.

author list (cited authors)

  • Begley, C. E., & Guidry, J. J.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • September 1992