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Managed Health Care Effects: Medical Care Costs and Access to Health Insurance


  • Frech, Ted
  • Langenfeld, James
  • Corbett, Michaelyn


This paper summarizes a longer paper, written for the American Association of Health Plans. That paper extensively surveys the research on the savings due to managed care and quantifies the costs of eliminating specific managed care practices in terms of both dollars and in terms of increasing the number of uninsured consumers. This issue is of immediate policy interest because managed care has recently come under legislative and legal attack that would eliminate or hinder the various managerial actions and contractual practices that constitute its essence.

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  • Frech, Ted & Langenfeld, James & Corbett, Michaelyn, 2000. "Managed Health Care Effects: Medical Care Costs and Access to Health Insurance," University of California at Santa Barbara, Economics Working Paper Series qt9615p9h4, Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:ucsbec:qt9615p9h4

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    1. Jane Hall & Richard De Abreu Lourenco & Rosalie Viney, 1999. "Carrots and sticks-the fall and fall of private health insurance in Australia," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(8), pages 653-660.
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    1. Stefan Felder, 2003. "Managed Care: Low Reputation but Most Effective," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(3), pages 15-19, October.
    2. Jost Timothy Stoltzfus, 2012. "Eight Decades of Discouragement: The History of Health Care Cost Containment in the USA," Forum for Health Economics & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 15(3), pages 53-82, September.
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