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Redistributive effects in public health care financing

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  • Ivonne Honekamp

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  • Daniel Possenriede

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  • Ivonne Honekamp & Daniel Possenriede, 2008. "Redistributive effects in public health care financing," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 9(4), pages 405-416, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:9:y:2008:i:4:p:405-416 DOI: 10.1007/s10198-008-0100-y
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    1. Honekamp, Ivonne & Rehmann, Adelheid, 2009. "Gerechtigkeit und Verteilungswirkungen der Gesundheitsreform 2007
      [Health Care Reform 2007: Justice and Allocational Consequences]
      ," MPRA Paper 22904, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 12 Oct 2009.
    2. Eva Gajdošová, 2014. "Redistributive Effects of Public Health Insurance in the Czech Republic," Český finanční a účetní časopis, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2014(2), pages 106-118.
    3. Amedeo Spadaro & Lucia Mangiavacchi & Ignacio Moral-Arce & Marta Adiego-Estella & Angela Blanco-Moreno, 2013. "Evaluating the redistributive impact of public health expenditure using an insurance value approach," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 14(5), pages 775-787, October.
    4. Carolin, Hoh & Ivonne, Honekamp, 2010. "Selbstbeteiligung als Lösung für das Moral-Hazard-Problem auf dem Arzneimittelmarkt?
      [Co-payment as a solution to the moral hazard problem in the pharmaceutical market?]
      ," MPRA Paper 27425, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Health care financing; Redistribution; Income-related; Health-related; Flat fee; H23; H24; H51; I18;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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