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Ausgliederung von Leistungen fuer Zahnersatz aus der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung - Eigenverantwortung der Versicherten und Folgen fuer die GKV -

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There is an ongoing debate on the reduction of expenditure of mandatory health insurance in Germany. Dental services for crowns, bridges and dentures are suggested to be excluded from the basic package. Here we discuss whether there will be undersupply for these services on the private health insurance market and consequential costs for mandatory health insurance. The interrelation between dental health and physical health is considered regarding externalities on mandatory health insurance.

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Paper provided by Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 248.

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Date of creation: Aug 2003
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Handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0248

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Keywords: dental services; private dental insurance; privatisation; mandatory health insurance; dental status; basic package; dental epidemiology;

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  1. Boris Augurzky & Harald Tauchmann, 2008. "Less Social Health Insurance – More Private Supplementary Insurance? – Empirical Evidence from Germany," Ruhr Economic Papers 0046, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

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