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Planes Mínimos Obligatorios en Mercados de Seguros de Salud Segmentados

El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar los posibles determinantes a nivel individual del uso del seguro contra pérdida de ingreso por enfermedades comunes -no profesionales- o sistema de “licencias médicas”, como es comúnmente conocido en Chile. Para ello se trabaja con una encuesta ad-hoc realizada a beneficiarios cotizantes del sistema en la ciudad de Santiago. Los resultados obtenidos son consistentes con la literatura internacional y la teoría económica. Ellos permiten identificar variables que afectan el uso del seguro que serían indicativas de un uso ilegal del mismo, otras que son indicativas de problemas de cobertura del seguro y otras que directamente desnudan un diseño ineficiente del seguro para controlar problemas de riesgo moral. Los hallazgos de la investigación se traducen en propuestas para reformar este seguro haciendo compatibles consideraciones de eficiencia y equidad.

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Paper provided by Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines in its series ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers with number inv251.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ila:ilades:inv251
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