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Les atouts et les limites des systèmes publics d'assurance-maladie

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  • Jean-Charles Rochet

[fre] Cette note vise à mettre en place les principaux éléments d'une analyse microéconomique de systèmes publics d'assurance maladie. Après avoir mis en évidence les spécificités des dépenses de santé, nous essayons de montrer que le maintien de systèmes d'assurance maladie où le secteur public occupe une place prépondérante ne se justifie que si l'on veut utiliser l'assurance maladie à des fins redistributives. Enfin, nous étudions à quelles conditions ce rôle distributif de l'assurance maladie est fondé théoriquement. [eng] This note aims at putting in place the main elements of a microeconomics analysis of public systems of health insurance. We start by emphasizing the specificities of medical expenses, then we try to show that health insurance systems where the public sector is dominant, are only justified if one wants them to play a redistributive part. We conclude by assessing under what conditions this redistributive part is founded theoreticall.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue française d'économie.

Volume (Year): 11 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 183-189

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Handle: RePEc:prs:rfreco:rfeco_0769-0479_1996_num_11_1_1000
Note: DOI:10.3406/rfeco.1996.1000
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