Rising US healthcare costs spur proposals for improved access
November 19, 2019 (10.01mins)
Robard Williams, Rebecca Karnovitz
Robard Williams and Rebecca Karnovitz of the Credit Strategy & Research team discuss proposals that would expand access and affordability of health insurance in the US. The proposals, if enacted, would be positive for household consumption and many consumer-facing sectors but be negative for the healthcare sector and would increase fiscal risks for the US sovereign.
Healthcare – US: Public health insurance proposals would be positive for US consumers but create fiscal risks for the sovereign
The adoption of new or expanded federal healthcare programs would expand the role of the federal government in financing healthcare, but to varying degrees.