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Symposium on Health Care Reform

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  • Joseph P. Newhouse

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The papers in this symposium focus on two major issues of health economics in the context of President Clinton's Health Security Act: cost containment and labor market effects of financing insurance. The act proposes to limit public and private spending; a key issue is the extent to which, without a limit but with a standardized basic plan, supplementary insurance will exist to allow scope for individual choice. The act's financing will have an ambiguous effect on labor supply but will encourage formation of small, low-wage firms. Several features, including community rating and standardization of dependent coverage, imply substantial redistribution.

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  • Joseph P. Newhouse, 1994. "Symposium on Health Care Reform," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(3), pages 3-11, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:8:y:1994:i:3:p:3-11 Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.8.3.3
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    1. Jeffrey E. Harris, 1979. "Pricing Rules for Hospitals," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 10(1), pages 224-243, Spring.
    2. Zeckhauser, Richard, 1970. "Medical insurance: A case study of the tradeoff between risk spreading and appropriate incentives," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 2(1), pages 10-26, March.
    3. Weisbrod, Burton A, 1991. "The Health Care Quadrilemma: An Essay on Technological Change, Insurance, Quality of Care, and Cost Containment," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, pages 523-552.
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    1. Richard J. Cebula, 2008. "Small Firm Size and Health Insurance: A Private Enterprise Perspective," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, pages 51-77.
    2. Richard Cebula & Anthony Bopp, 2008. "Estimating the Percentage of the US Population without Health Insurance: An Ecological Approach," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, pages 336-347.
    3. Richard Cebula, 2006. "A Further Analysis of Determinants of Health Insurance Coverage," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, pages 382-389.
    4. Kim Sébastien Pham, 1996. "La réforme du système de santé américain : entre assurance et solidarité," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 291(1), pages 71-85.
    5. Cebula, Richard, 2010. "Effects of Health Insurance and Medical Care Inflation on Voluntary Enlistment in the Army: An Empirical Study in the United States," MPRA Paper 51246, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. repec:kap:iaecre:v:3:y:1997:i:2:p:181-192 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Matthew Kahn, 1995. "The Cost of Diabetes," HEW 9507001, EconWPA.
    8. repec:kap:iaecre:v:14:y:2008:i:3:p:336-347 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Richard J. Cebula, 2008. "Small Firm Size and Health Insurance: A Private Enterprise Perspective," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, pages 51-77.
    10. repec:kap:iaecre:v:12:y:2006:i:3:p:382-389 is not listed on IDEAS
    11. Bahram Adrangi & Kambiz Raffiee, 1997. "An econometric analysis of health care reform in the U.S," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, pages 181-192.

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    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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