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Figure 5. "Hydraulic" Cost-Shift Model

Chart depicts the Hydraulic Cost-Shift Model Go to Text Description [D] for details.

[D] Figure 5 depicts the Hydraulic Cost-Shift Model. Specifically, it illustrates how the costs of covering the self-pay population (uninsured and bad debt) are shifted to privately insured patients and thereby passed on to employers purchasing coverage for their employees.

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