Competition in Health Care Markets and Vertical Restraints
AbstractThis paper studies competition between Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and “Conventional Insurers”. Most of the time, MCOs sign exclusive contracts with providers and these vertical restrictions associated to differentiation in the providers'market imply a risk segmentation. Taking into account this phenomenon, we show that vertical restrictions in the health insurance sector can paradoxically create an “anti-raise rivals cost effect” in which MCOs. penetration allows to decrease conventional insurers premiums.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CREDEN (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Droit de l'Energie), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1 in its series Cahiers du CREDEN (CREDEN Working Papers) with number 04.05.45.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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VERTICAL RESTRAINTS; MANAGED CARE; COMPETITION POLICY.;
Other versions of this item:
- Baranes, E. & Bardey, D., 2004. "Competition in Health Care Markets and Vertical Restraints," Cahiers du LASER (LASER Working Papers) 2004.13, LASER (Laboratoire de Science Economique de Richter), Faculty of Economics, University of Montpellier 1.
- L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
- G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
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