Health Care and Health Insurance in the United States

Abstract

The USA relies on a private health insurance system, supplemented by government programs covering discreet populations. This creates numerous distortions in access to health care and concerns about the risk of discrimination based on the results of genetic testing.

Keywords: private health insurance; genetic discrimination; Medicare; Medicaid, managed care organization

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Mehlman, Maxwell J(Jul 2006) Health Care and Health Insurance in the United States. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005205]