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November 1992

Employee payments for health care services

Allan P. Blostin, Robert Grant, William J. Wiatrowski

A new BLS model compares employee expenses for selected health care services, and cites factors in differences among benefit plans. This article describes the new health care model and its resulting estimates of health care expenses. The model computes the employee's and the plan's shares of a variety of health care expenses. In addition, it estimates the percent of workers receiving health care benefits who are required to pay certain levels of out-of-pocket expenses.

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