- vii, 282 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Aaron, Henry J.Burman, Leonard.
- Corporate Author
- Brookings Institution.Urban Institute.
- Contents: Tax policy and the history of the health insurance industry / Robert B. Helms -- The tax code, employer-sponsored insurance, and the distribution of tax subsidies / Leonard E. Burman, Bowen Garrett, and Surachai Khitatrakun ; comment by Daniel Halperin ; comment by Anup Malani -- Health savings accounts : recent trends and potential effects on coverage and health insurance markets / Lisa Clemans-Cope -- What's in a name? : are health savings accounts really health savings accounts? / Henry J. Aaron, Patrick Healy, and Surachai Khitatrakun ; case study of a successful HSA by Douglas P. Stives -- Tax subsidies for out-of-pocket health care costs / Jessica Vistnes, William Jack, and Arik Levinson ; comment by Jonathan Gruber -- Administrative issues : challenges of the current system / Mary B.H. Hevener and Charles K. "Chip" Kerby III -- The challenges of implementing health reform through the tax system / Janet Holtzblatt ; comment by Stan Dorn ; comment by Sherry Glied -- Reforming the tax treatment of health care : right ways and wrong ways / Jason Furman ; comment by Emmett Keeler -- Simple humans, complex insurance, subtle subsidies / Jeffrey Liebman and Richard Zeckhauser ; comment by Edward J. McCaffery -- Taxes and health insurance / Peter Orszag.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Examines the role that taxes currently play, the likely effects of recently introduced health savings accounts, the challenges of administering major subsidies for health insurance through the tax system, and options for using the tax system to expand health insurance coverage"--Provided by publisher.