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Produzione pubblica di beni privati: perché esiste la sanità pubblica

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This paper addresses the question of why a private good, such as health care, may be publicly provided and/or financed. In order to answer to this question, two different approaches are analysed: the traditional theory approach and the public choice approach. The first focuses on market and externalities. Further, an additional question is analysed: the opportunity to promote equality by publicly providing health care services. The second explains public health care provision as the result of a political process. In order to be re-elected, politicians offer the amount of public health care services that are preferred by the median voter.

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  • Roberto Zanola, 1999. "Produzione pubblica di beni privati: perché esiste la sanità pubblica," Stato e mercato, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 151-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:mul:jl9ury:doi:10.1425/424:y:1999:i:1:p:151-178
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